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Noun: sucker  sú-ku(r)
  1. A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    - chump, fool, gull, mark [US], patsy [N. Amer], fall guy, soft touch, mug
     
  2. A shoot arising from a plant's roots
     
  3. A drinker who sucks (as at a nipple or through a straw)
     
  4. Flesh of any of numerous North American food fishes with toothless jaws
     
  5. [N. Amer] Hard candy on a stick
    - lollipop, all-day sucker [N. Amer], lolly [Brit]
     
  6. An organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction
     
  7. Mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps
Verb: sucker  sú-ku(r)
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Deceive somebody
    "We suckered the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week";
    - flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on, hose [N. Amer]

Sounds like: styles, ssucker, succour

Derived forms: suckers, suckering, suckered

Type of: candy, catostomid, confect, cozen, deceive, delude, drinker, dupe, freshwater fish, lead on, lolly [Austral, NZ], organ, shoot, sweet [Brit], sweetie [Brit, informal], victim

Part of: Catostomidae, family Catostomidae

Encyclopedia: Sucker