sucker

Meanings

Noun

Verb

  • To strip the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers.
  • To produce suckers, to throw up additional stems or shoots.
  • To move or attach itself by means of suckers.
  • To fool someone; to take advantage of someone.

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Origin

  • From Middle English souker, sokere, sukkere, soukere, equivalent to suck + -er. Compare Saterland Frisian Suuger, West Frisian s√Ľker, Dutch zuiger, German Sauger.
  • Possibly from German Sache ("thing").

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