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definition of the word sucker

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From the verb suck.

Singular
sucker

Plural
suckers

sucker (plural suckers)

  1. A person or thing that sucks
  2. An organ or body part that does the sucking
  3. Animals such as the octopus and remora, which adhere to other bodies with such organs
  4. A piece of candy which is sucked; a lollypop
  5. (horticulture) An undesired stem growing out of the roots or lower trunk of a shrub or tree, especially from the rootstock of a grafted plant or tree.

Possibly from the Pig in a poke scam, where victims were tricked into believing they were buying a young (that is a suckling) pig.

Singular
sucker

Plural
suckers

sucker (plural suckers)

  1. One who is easily fooled, or gulled.

Infinitive
to sucker

Third person singular
suckers

Simple past
suckered

Past participle
suckered

Present participle
suckering

to sucker (third-person singular simple present suckers, present participle suckering, simple past and past participle suckered)

  1. To fool someone; to take advantage of someone.
    The salesman suckered him into signing an expensive maintenance contract.

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