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Meaning of BLOODSUCKER

Pronunciation:  'blud`sukur

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
 
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 Synonyms: hirudinean, leech
 
 See Also: annelid, annelid worm, class Hirudinea, Hirudinea, Hirudo medicinalis, horseleech, medicinal leech, segmented worm

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Blood"suck`er\, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech
   ({Hirudo medicinalis}), and related species.

2. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty
   of bloodshed; a murderer. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an
   extortioner.

 
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Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: barnacle, bedbug, blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist, freeloader, hanger-on, harpy, leech, lounge lizard, moocher, mosquito, parasite, predator, profiteer, racketeer, raptor, scrounge, scrounger, shakedown artist, shark, spiv, sponge, sponger, sucker, tick, vampire, vulture, wood tick
 

 

 

 

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