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Noun: sucker  sú-ku(r)
  1. [informal] A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    - chump [informal], fool, gull [informal], mark [US, informal], patsy [N. Amer, informal], fall guy [N. Amer, informal], soft touch, mug [informal]
  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, informal] 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)
  1. [N. Amer, informal] Deceive somebody
    "We suckered the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week";
    - flimflam [informal], play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob [archaic], fox, pull a fast one on [informal], play a trick on, hose [N. Amer, informal], pull a fast one [informal], take for a ride [informal]
  2. (of a plant) produce suckers

Sounds like: styles, ssucker, succour

Derived forms: suckered, suckers, suckering

Type of: candy, catostomid, confect, cozen [literary], 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