(noun, verb)


1. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Similar word(s): chump, fool, gull, mark, mug, patsy

Definition categories: person, dupe, victim

2. a shoot arising from a plant's roots

Definition categories: plant, shoot

3. a drinker who sucks (as at a nipple or through a straw)

Definition categories: person, drinker

4. flesh of any of numerous North American food fishes with toothless jaws

Definition categories: food

5. hard candy on a stick

Similar word(s): lollipop

Definition categories: food, candy, confect

6. an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction

Definition categories: animal, organ

7. mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps

Definition categories: animal, catostomid


1. (transitive) To strip the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers.

- to sucker maize

2. To fool someone; to take advantage of someone.

- The salesman suckered him into signing an expensive maintenance contract.