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Meaning of SUCKER

Pronunciation:  'sukur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps
  2. [n]  an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction
  3. [n]  hard candy on a stick
  4. [n]  flesh of any of numerous North American food fishes with toothless jaws
  5. [n]  a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
  6. [n]  a drinker who sucks (as at a nipple or through a straw)
  7. [n]  a shoot arising from a plant's roots

SUCKER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: all-day sucker, chump, fall guy, fool, gull, lollipop, mark, mug, patsy, schlemiel, shlemiel, soft touch
 See Also: buffalo fish, buffalofish, candy, catostomid, Catostomidae, cupule, drinker, dupe, family Catostomidae, freshwater fish, hog molly, hog sucker, Hypentelium nigricans, organ, redhorse, redhorse sucker, shoot, sucker, sucker, victim



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Suck"er\ (s[u^]k"[~e]r), n.
    1. One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by
       which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere
       to other bodies.
    2. A suckling; a sucking animal. --Beau. & Fl.
    3. The embolus, or bucket, of a pump; also, the valve of a
       pump basket. --Boyle.
    4. A pipe through which anything is drawn.
    5. A small piece of leather, usually round, having a string
       attached to the center, which, when saturated with water
       and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth
       surface, adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure,
       with such force as to enable a considerable weight to be
       thus lifted by the string; -- used by children as a
    6. (Bot.) A shoot from the roots or lower part of the stem of
       a plant; -- so called, perhaps, from diverting nourishment
       from the body of the plant.
    7. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) Any one of numerous species of North American
           fresh-water cyprinoid fishes of the family
           {Catostomid[ae]}; so called because the lips are
           protrusile. The flesh is coarse, and they are of
           little value as food. The most common species of the
           Eastern United States are the northern sucker
           ({Catostomus Commersoni}), the white sucker ({C.
           teres}), the hog sucker ({C. nigricans}), and the
           chub, or sweet sucker ({Erimyzon sucetta}). Some of
           the large Western species are called {buffalo fish},
           {red horse}, {black horse}, and {suckerel}.
       (b) The remora.
       (c) The lumpfish.
       (d) The hagfish, or myxine.
       (e) A California food fish ({Menticirrus undulatus})
           closely allied to the kingfish
       (a); -- called also {bagre}.
    8. A parasite; a sponger. See def. 6, above.
             They who constantly converse with men far above
             their estates shall reap shame and loss thereby; if
             thou payest nothing, they will count thee a sucker,
             no branch.                            --Fuller.
    9. A hard drinker; a soaker. [Slang]
    10. A greenhorn; one easily gulled. [Slang, U.S.]
    11. A nickname applied to a native of Illinois. [U. S.]
    {Carp sucker}, {Cherry sucker}, etc. See under {Carp},
       {Cherry}, etc.
    {Sucker fish}. See {Sucking fish}, under {Sucking}.
    {Sucker rod}, a pump rod. See under {Pump}.
    {Sucker tube} (Zo["o]l.), one of the external ambulacral
       tubes of an echinoderm, -- usually terminated by a sucker
       and used for locomotion. Called also {sucker foot}. See
  2. \Suck"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Suckering}.]
    To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of
    suckers; as, to sucker maize.
  3. \Suck"er\, v. i.
    To form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly.