- a gullible or easily deceived person；a person especially susceptible to or fond of (a specified thing)
- fool or trick (someone)；(of a plant) produce suckers
verb: sucker, 3rd person present: suckers, gerund or present participle: suckering, past tense: suckered, past participle: suckered
- 1. informal a gullible or easily deceived person if suckers will actually pay to do the work, more fool them what's needed is a sucker—sorry, brave volunteer—to test it out
- ▪ a person especially susceptible to or fond of (a specified thing) I always was a sucker for a good fairy tale
- 2. North American informal a thing or person not specified by name he's one strong sucker
- 3. a flat or concave organ enabling an animal to cling to a surface by suction they attach themselves to fish by means of a sucker the suckers run along each tentacle
- 4. a shoot springing from the base of a tree or other plant, especially one arising from the root below ground level at some distance from the main stem or trunk.
- ▪ a side shoot from an axillary bud, as in tomato plants.
- 5. the piston of a suction pump.
- ▪ a pipe through which liquid is drawn by suction.
- 6. a freshwater fish with thick lips that are used to suck up food from the bottom, native to North America and Asia.
- 7. North American informal a lollipop.
- 1. North American informal fool or trick (someone) they got suckered into accepting responsibility
- 2. (of a plant) produce suckers it spread rapidly after being left undisturbed to sucker