Synonyms for sucker

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An Indian, of the Sucker tribe, whom he had previously met, was sitting there.

Let us in the first place, in this chapter, speak of the first, the Sucker.

In the oldest strata we find two wondrous creatures, the Devourer and the Sucker.

The Sucker of the soft gelatinous world, was himself soft and gelatinous.

Sucker said at once, “You may eat me if you can, but that has still to be decided.”

She went to Shrewsbury and called on Mr. Sucker, in Newport.

Mr. Sucker was satisfied, and did not desire to burden himself with specie.

Sucker, very indecorously putting in his word a second time.

An archer had already been sent on to tell Captain Sucker to make ready for the fight.

But, while the Rats had fooled "Sucker" Johnston and some of his officers, the majority of the crew knew better.

WORD ORIGIN

"young mammal before it is weaned," late 14c., agent noun from suck. Slang meaning "person who is easily deceived" is first attested 1836, American English, on notion of naivete; the verb in this sense is from 1939. But another theory traces the slang meaning to the fish called a sucker (1753), on the notion of being easy to catch in their annual migrations. Meaning "lollipop" is from 1823.

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