Meaning of sucker


Pronunciation: (suk'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that sucks.
  2. a person easily cheated, deceived, or imposed upon.
  3. an infant or a young animal that is suckled, esp. a suckling pig.
  4. a part or organ of an animal adapted for sucking nourishment, or for adhering to an object as by suction.
  5. any of several freshwater, mostly North American food fishes of the family Catostomidae, having thick lips: some are now rare.
  6. a lollipop.
  7. the piston of a pump that works by suction, or the valve of such a piston.
  8. a pipe or tube through which something is drawn or sucked.
  9. a shoot rising from a subterranean stem or root.
  10. a person attracted to something as indicated: He's a sucker for new clothes.
  11. any person or thing: He's one of those smart, handsome suckers everybody likes. They're good boots, but the suckers pinch my feet.
  1. to make a sucker of; fool; hoodwink: another person suckered by a con artist.
  1. to send out suckers or shoots, as a plant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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