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Definition of Sucker


  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.
  3. The embolus, or bucket, of a pump; also, the valve of a pump basket.
  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 plaything.
  6. 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. Any one of numerous species of North American fresh-water cyprinoid fishes of the family Catostomidae; 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.
  8. The remora.
  9. The lumpfish.
  10. The hagfish, or myxine.
  11. A California food fish (Menticirrus undulatus) closely allied to the kingfish (a); -- called also bagre.
  12. A parasite; a sponger. See def. 6, above.
  13. A hard drinker; a soaker.
  14. A greenhorn; one easily gulled.
  15. A nickname applied to a native of Illinois.
  16. To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize.
  17. To form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly.

Sucker Quotations

Never give a sucker an even break.
W. C. Fields

If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
Paul Newman

I'm a hopeless romantic. I love love. My middle name is Love. Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. I want to have a family and children. I am a sucker for every romantic comedy that comes out.
Jennifer Love Hewitt

I'm a sucker for turquoise sea, white beaches and palm trees. I've been to the tropics every year since I could afford it. It's the perfect place to unwind. I can chill out, read, do a bit of yoga.
Bruno Tonioli

I suppose many people will continue moving towards careless computing, because there's a sucker born every minute.
Richard Stallman
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Sucker Translations

sucker in Swedish is parasit, sugapparat
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