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English noun: sucker

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


Synonymschump, fall guy, fool, gull, mark, mug, patsy, soft touch


Broader (hypernym)dupe, victim

2. sucker (plant) a shoot arising from a plant's roots


Broader (hypernym)shoot

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


Broader (hypernym)drinker

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


Broader (hypernym)freshwater fish


Part meronymsucker

5. sucker (food) hard candy on a stick


Synonymsall-day sucker, lollipop


Broader (hypernym)candy, confect

6. sucker (animal) an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction


Broader (hypernym)organ


Narrower (hyponym)cupule

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


Broader (hypernym)catostomid


Narrower (hyponym)buffalo fish, buffalofish, hog molly, hog sucker, Hypentelium nigricans, redhorse, redhorse sucker


Part holonymsucker


Member meronymCatostomidae, family Catostomidae









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