sucker

sucker
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n., informal, lollipop, all-day sucker, sourball; slang, dupe, gull, pushover, [easy] mark, soft touch. See credulity, sweetness.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A fish]
Common suckers include: black horse, red horse, buffalo fish, lumpfish, sand sucker, remora, shark sucker, clingfish, chub sucker, hog sucker, hog molly, quillback, gourd-seed sucker, sweet sucker, jump rock, spotted sucker, brook sucker, lamprey; see also fish .
2. [*A victim]
Syn. dupe, fool, cat's-paw, john*; see victim 2 .
3. [Candy]
Syn. sweet, confectionary, lollipop; see candy .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. dupe *patsy, *chump, *sitting duck, *pushover, victim, fool, fair game, easy mark.
2. lollipop
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Informal. A person who is easily deceived or victimized: butt3, dupe, fool, gull, lamb, pushover, victim. Slang: fall guy, gudgeon, mark, monkey, patsy, pigeon, sap1. Chiefly British: mug. See WISE.

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  • Sucker — Suck er (s[u^]k [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere to other bodies. [1913 Webster] 2. A suckling; a sucking animal. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sucker — may refer to: * Lollipop or sucker, a type of confection * Basal shoot or sucker, a shoot or cane that grows from the base of a tree or shrub * Sucker (fish) or Catostomidae, a family of fish of the order Cypriniformes * Suckers, cup shaped parts …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Sucker — ist der Name folgender Personen: Klaus Jürgen Sucker (* 1956; † 1994), Zoologe und Verhaltensforscher Wolfgang Sucker (* 1905; † 1968), evangelischer Theologe und Kirchenpräsident der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sucker — young mammal before it is weaned, late 14c., agent noun from SUCK (Cf. suck). Slang meaning person who is easily deceived is first attested 1836, Amer.Eng., on notion of naivete; the verb in this sense is from 1939. But another theory traces the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sucker — ► NOUN 1) a rubber cup that adheres to a surface by suction. 2) a flat or concave organ enabling an animal to cling to a surface by suction. 3) informal a gullible person. 4) (a sucker for) informal a person especially susceptible to or fond of… …   English terms dictionary

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

  • Sucker — Assez rare en France, ce nom semble désigner, comme Suck (57), celui qui est originaire d une localité allemande appelée Suckau ou Suckow (Allemagne orientale) …   Noms de famille

  • 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

  • sucker — [[t]sʌ̱kə(r)[/t]] suckers, suckering, suckered 1) N COUNT; N VOC (disapproval) If you call someone a sucker, you mean that it is very easy to cheat them. [INFORMAL] But that is what the suckers want so you give it them... Keep giving us your… …   English dictionary

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