Sucker - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsʌkər|  American pronunciation of the word sucker
Brit.  |ˈsʌkə|  British pronunciation of the word sucker


- a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of (syn: chump, fool, gull, mark, mug, patsy)
- a shoot arising from a plant's roots
- a drinker who sucks (as at a nipple or through a straw)
- flesh of any of numerous North American food fishes with toothless jaws
- hard candy on a stick (syn: lollipop)
- an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction
- mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps

Extra examples

He's just a con artist looking for another sucker.

That kid is a mean little sucker.

...a notorious imposter who at one time suckered a lot of people into believing that she was the Grand Duchess Anastasia...

...suckered millions of desperate dieters with their grossly inflated claims of successful weight loss...

She's a sucker for any hard luck story.

You fell for that old line? Sucker!

...a substantial corporation that showed that he was a sucker for all-you-can-eat buffets...

I'm a total sucker for seafood.

You 've always been a sucker for freebies.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: sucker
he/she/it: suckers
present participle: suckering
past tense: suckered
past participle: suckered
singular: sucker
plural: suckers
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