noun Date: 14th century 1. an animal that sucks blood; especially leech 2. a person who sponges or preys on anotherbloodsucking adjective

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  • Bloodsucker — Blood suck er, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech ({Hirudo medicinalis}), and related species. [1913 Webster] 2. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer. [Obs.] Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloodsucker — index parasite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bloodsucker — also blood sucker, late 14c., of animals, from BLOOD (Cf. blood) (n.) + sucker; in the figurative sense, of persons, it is attested from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • bloodsucker — [blud′suk΄ər] n. 1. an animal that sucks blood, esp. a leech 2. a person who extorts or otherwise takes as much as possible from another bloodsucking adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • bloodsucker — [[t]blʌ̱dsʌkə(r)[/t]] bloodsuckers 1) N COUNT A bloodsucker is any creature that sucks blood from a wound that it has made in an animal or person. 2) N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a bloodsucker, you disapprove of them because you… …   English dictionary

  • bloodsucker — UK [ˈblʌdˌsʌkə(r)] / US [ˈblʌdˌsʌkər] noun [countable] Word forms bloodsucker : singular bloodsucker plural bloodsuckers 1) an insect that feeds on the blood of animals or people 2) informal someone who expects other people to provide them with… …   English dictionary

  • bloodsucker — bloodsucking, adj. /blud suk euhr/, n. 1. any animal that sucks blood, esp. a leech. 2. an extortioner or usurer. 3. sponger (def. 2). [1350 1400; ME; see BLOOD, SUCKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • bloodsucker — noun a) One who drinks the blood of others, especially by sucking blood through a puncture wound. b) By extension, any parasite …   Wiktionary

  • bloodsucker — blood·suck·er .sək ər n an animal that sucks blood esp LEECH blood·suck·ing iŋ adj …   Medical dictionary

  • bloodsucker — Synonyms and related words: barnacle, bedbug, blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist, freeloader, hanger on, harpy, leech, lounge lizard, moocher, mosquito, parasite, predator, profiteer, racketeer, raptor, scrounge, scrounger, shakedown artist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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