I. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. one that sucks especially a breast or udder ; suckling b. a device for creating or regulating suction (as a piston or valve in a pump) c. a pipe or tube through which something is drawn by suction d. (1) an organ in various animals for adhering or holding (2) a mouth (as of a leech) adapted for sucking or adhering 2. a shoot from the roots or lower part of the stem of a plant 3. any of numerous chiefly North American freshwater bony fishes (family Catostomidae) closely related to the carps but distinguished from them especially by the structure of the mouth which usually has thick soft lips — compare hog sucker, white sucker 4. lollipop 1 5. a. a person easily cheated or deceived b. a person irresistibly attracted by something specified <
a sucker for ghost stories
c. — used as a generalized term of reference <
see if you can get that sucker working again
II. verb (suckered; suckering) Date: 1607 transitive verb 1. to remove suckers from <
sucker tobacco
2. hoodwink 3 intransitive verb to send out suckers <
corn suckers abundantly

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  • Sucker — Suck er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suckering}.] 1. To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize. [1913 Webster] 2. To cheat or deceive (a gullible person); to make a sucker of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sucker — Suck er, v. i. To form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sucker — [suk′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that sucks ☆ 2. any of a family (Catostomidae, order Cypriniformes) of bony fishes with a mouth adapted for sucking, found in freshwater of E Asia and North America 3. a part or device used for sucking; specif.,… …   English World dictionary

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