Green’s Dictionary of Slang

suck v.1

1. to perform fellatio (on).

[UK]J. Shirley School of Complement III ii: gorg.: No, sir, your Loue is Venus faire, and shee is not [...] she is a slut. O that I were a flea vpon thy lip, There would I sucke for euer, and not skip. bub.: Sucke? gorg.: That is, you would not bite her by the lip. Or if thou thinkst I there too high am plast, Ile be content to sucke below thy waste. bub.: Which side she please.
[UK]Urquhart (trans.) Rabelais III 18: My Wife will suck and sup me up, as People use to gulp and swallow Oysters out of the Shell.
Sodom & Gomorrah (1999) 308: In tyme of termes she offers him her Arse / Or with her mouth sucks jelly from his Tarse.
[UK]Wandering Spy XV 8–15 Sept. 59: Let the Butchers Wife suck the Taylor’s Marrowbone.
[UK] ‘Chloe & Her Coral’ Lummy Chaunter 92: Her husband, to amuse his duck, / Gives her a pretty thing to suck, / ’Tis like,’tis like her coral! [...] She tunes and sucks it all the night.
[US]Wkly Rake (NY) 10 Sept. n.p.: the rake wants to knowWhether Bill recollects the frolic with ‘that gal’ [...] also, that ‘sucking affair’ in West street .
[UK]E. Sellon Ups & Downs of Life (1996) 58: Presently she grasped my thighs, and raising me up, took my pestle in her mouth, and sucked it with such ardour that I feared every minute she would either bite it off or swallow it whole.
[US] in G. Legman Limerick (1953) 11: We sits on a rail, / And pulls out our pricks and they sucks ’em.
[UK]Romance of Lust (196) 209: I rapidly unbuttoned him and brought it forth, then stooping I took it in my mouth, sucked it and fingered the root with my hand.
[UK]Boudoir (1984) III 88: It’s a very curious taste, but nice to me; she doesn’t care for a man to have her in the ordinary way, she prefers to suck his affair, and swallow every drop of love juice when it comes.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) VIII 1555: As we fucked, or frigged, or sucked, we could look in the glass, and talk about our attitudes.
Lovely Nights of Young Girls served up seasoned and prepared for Amatory Feasts 48: Then he got her to pet his Prick, and finally to take it in her mouth and suck it.
Suburban Souls (1995) III 363: I want to [...] bite your lips, spend in your mouth without the least shame, clutching your head until I[...] and saying roughly: ‘Go on - suck away!'’And you would swallow all my disgusting spendings, so hot and thick.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 579: She could fuck and she could suck and she could roll her hog-eye.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 313: Green corn, green corn, Massa goin’ to shuck it, / Yaller gal, yaller gal, she goin’ to suck it.
[US]H. Miller Tropic of Cancer (1963) 238: Once in a while I must let myself be sucked by a Lesbian.
[US]in G. Legman Limerick (1969) 36: There was a young man from Hong Kong / Who had a trifurcated prong: / A small one for sucking, / A large one for fucking, / And a honey for beating a gong.
[US]Kerouac letter 17 May in Charters I (1995) 419: Turning down requests from beautiful girls over the telephone wanting to ‘fuck and suck’ (quote), this no lie.
[UK]‘Count Palmiro Vicarion’ Limericks 21: We [...] / Pulls out our pricks and they sucks ’em.
[US]H.S. Thompson Hell’s Angels (1967) 93: Shit, man, the day they can call me a queer is when I let one of these faggots suck on me for less than a tenner.
‘Grant Roberts’ Camp for Swingers (1996) 119: ‘Uuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhh!’ she squealed around the forbidden shaft filling her mouth. ‘Suck it! Suck it! Suck it! Suck it!’ Crawford cadenced in time to his madly jerking hips and hands wrapped in Joy's soft, flowing auburn hair.
[Aus](con. 1940s–60s) Hogbotel & ffuckes ‘Life Presents a Dismal Picture’ in Snatches and Lays 21: For I much prefer fellatio- / He sucks me and I suck him.
[US]L. Kramer Faggots 98: As he mumbled and recited, Randy sucked and slobbered.
[US]C. White Life and Times of Little Richard 24: Sometimes white men would pick me up [...] and try to get me to suck them.
[Ire]R. Doyle Woman Who Walked Into Doors 156: I sucked him.
[UK](con. 1960s) A. Frewin London Blues 112: Later, she won’t suck him so she calls in another girl, who does.
[US]Hip-Hop Connection Jan. 90: And you ain’t gotta rap about suckin’ a dude to get down.
[Aus]T. Winton ‘Boner McPharlin’s Moll’ Turning (2005) 262: The gossip at school was brutal [...] the toilet scrawl, I sucked Boner McPharlin, I sucked other boys, I sucked anybody.
[UK]R. Milward Apples (2023) 62: [T]hat time she sucked someone’s knob.
J. Robinson Gospel of the Game 3: I don’t care you have to suck or fuck for a buck.
[WI]Alkaline ‘A Bagga Tings’ 🎵 Dem say you suck about a thousand dick / [...] / Dem chat one whole heap a fuckery.

2. (also suck-a-butt) to perform cunnilingus (on).

[UK]Rosa Fielding (1984) 118: I dare say, Miss Rosa, if you were to tell the truth she has sucked you many and many a time.
[UK]‘Cavendish Letters’ in Romance of Lust (1996) 404: You know that I have sucked you between the legs at those delicious moments when you made water, or when you had your monthly courses.
Pretty Women of Paris (1996) 145: She is a great glutton when it comes to sucking the slits of her female friends.
[UK]P. Norroy Art of Child-Love 36: Phyllis’s cunt is fair to see, / So I sucked it once, and I sucked it twice / And oh! it was juicy, soft, and nice.
Suburban Souls (1995) II 248: And so I sucked and sucked, my penis rising and falling, according as my thoughts led me, but Lilian laid with closed eyes, enjoying the sensation caused by my industrious tongue.
[US] in P. Smith Letter from My Father (1978) 109: On the bare plaster walls [of a womens prison] were written such choice rarebits by the girls as ‘If that nigger son-of-a-bitch dirty wench doesn’t stop sucking Kate and suck me I’ll rip her god damn cunt out’.
L. Bogan ‘Till the Cows Come Home’ [song title] If you suck my pussy, baby, I’ll suck your dick.
[UK]K. Amis letter 13 Dec. in Leader (2000) 106: Two schoolgirls are sucking each other’s cunts.
[US]R. Abrahams Deep Down In The Jungle 118: Shine said, ‘Pussy ain’t nothing but meat on the bone, / You may fuck it or suck it or leave it alone.’.
[US]S. Harris Hellhole 62: She came in my cell again and made me suck her.
[US]T.R. Houser Central Sl. 50: suck-a-butt Cunnilingus.
[US]L. Pettiway Workin’ It 220: I know she suck a mean pussy.
[UK]Guardian G2 3 Dec. 4: Hold up yuh hand if yuh nuh suck pussy, yuh nuh bowcat.

3. to pump someone for information.

[UK]Lex. Balatronicum n.p.: to suck. To pump. To draw from a man all he knows. The file sucked the noodle’s brains: the deep one drew out of the fool all he knew.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]Hotten Dict. of Modern Sl. etc.
[UK]Hotten Sl. Dict.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[Aus]Crowe Aus. Sl. Dict. 82: Suck, to draw information from a person.

4. to accept a (dubious or untrustworthy) story.

[US]Flash (NY) 31 July n.p.: East Durham Wants to Know [...] If D Winans sucks all the long yarns F D H tells him.

5. (W.I.) to nag.

[WI]cited in Cassidy & LePage Dict. Jam. Eng. (1980).

6. in dismissive or challenging excls.; usu. suck (on) this!

P. Green Native Son (rev.) in Black Drama Scene ii: Aw, go suck something.
[UK]N. Barlay Hooky Gear 46: You are therefore reminded of your obligation to suck hard and without prejudice upon the cocks of the aforementioned.
[UK]Times Rev. 30 Apr. 23/3: Mr. A. replied ‘Suck your recording.’.

7. of people, objects, situations, to be worthless, contemptible, pointless, objectionable; intensified as suck a big dog’s dick, sucks balls.

[US]J. Blake letter 21 Feb. in Joint (1972) 205: I wrote on the wall, ‘Franz Kafka sucks’.
[US]Village Voice 17 Aug. 8: The psychedelic tent was overflowing the next afternoon, but the Image was irked. The air conditioning, they complained was off and the bathrooms were locked. They paused to tell the audience that ‘the Electric Circus sucks’.
[US](con. 1960s) R. Price Wanderers 79: Ah, this sucks . . . let’s go downstairs.
[US]J. Sayles Union Dues (1978) 129: Wein, I’ve heard it before and it sucks a big dog’s dick.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 212: ‘You really suck, you bastard.’ She hung up.
[US] Village Voice (N.Y.) 12 Feb. n.p.: ‘Death to Disco’ is written on SoHo walls and ‘Disco Sucks!’.
[US]J. Ellroy Brown’s Requiem 160: ‘The guy who owns that pad has taste.’ ‘I think his taste sucks.’.
[US]J. Wambaugh Golden Orange (1991) 188: This job sucks.
[Aus]Age (Melbourne) Good Weekend 6 Nov. 41/2: ‘If I get kicked out of here I go to a state home. Those places suck, man’.
[US](con. 1970s) G. Pelecanos King Suckerman (1998) 20: So the view, it sucked the high hard one.
[US]W. Shaw Westsiders 49: Disco sucks.
[US]C. Buzzell My War (2006) 19: Their posts suck, their equipment sucks, their training sucks, their tactics suck, their chow sucks . . .
[Aus]L. Redhead Cherry Pie [ebook] I’d forgotten how awful dishpiggin’ was. It sucked alright.
[US]A. Steinberg Running the Books 23: You’re not exactly living the dream [...] How does that feel? Does that suck?
[UK]Observer New Review 8/1: I wanted to redesign NYC [...] The design sucks.
[SA]IOL News (Western Cape) 2 June 🌐 Paris Hilton thinks her community service ‘sucks balls’ [...] ‘I have to do 200 hours of community servce and it really sucks balls’.
[US]S. King Finders Keepers (2016) 243: Your coffee sucks [...] I ought to pour it on your fucking head.
[Ire]L. McInerney Glorious Heresies 154: ‘[T]hey thought this was the best way of keeping tabs on me.’ [...] ‘Well, it sucks,’ she said.
[US]S. King Finders Keepers (2016) 291: From somewhere above a hearty male voice cries jovially, ‘You suck, Malone!’.
Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA) 31 Oct. B2/4: ‘It sucks. I hate to see that happen to him [...] It just sucks to see that’.
[US]C. Hiaasen Squeeze Me 109: ‘The dancing’s awful, the music sucks, the drinks are piss’.
[Aus]C. Hammer Opal Country 226: ‘It just sucks, that’s all’.

8. (US campus) to be on one’s last legs, to be struggling [i.e. to suck for air].

[US]G. Underwood ‘Razorback Sl.’ in AS L:1/2 67: suck vi Struggle to cope with difficult circumstances.
[UK]Guardian Guide 2–8 Oct. 5: I also tried being a sports reporter for a while, and boy did I suck at that.

9. see suck up v.

In derivatives

suckalicious (adj.)

(US) notably mediocre.

Maximum PC (Brisbane, CA) Sept. 68/2: Readers suggested bad products henceforth be described as [...] suckalicious, stercoraceous, biteous, mushy, wack, and wiggedy-wack.
[US]J. Muggins Summer of Marv 53: [T]he bulk of my college oeuvre [...] sucked with all the righteous, suckalicious suckiness that only college newspaper writing can, and generally does, suck with.
W. Wax One Good Thing 64: ‘And by the way, have I mentioned how much it sucks to be the only sober person all the time? It’s downright suckalicious’.

In compounds

suck-dog (n.)

(US prison) an inmate who is forced to accede to prison homosexuals’ sexual demands.

[US]T. Pluck Bad Boy Boogie [ebook] [A] crew threatened to knock Rene’s teeth out and make her their suck-dog.
suck-prick (n.)

a homosexual fellator; also as adj.

[UK]Rochester ‘The Argument’ Poems on Several Occasions (1680) 37: With that fair Tall-boy, and bold Suck-prick, come.
[UK]J. Stubbs broadsheet libel on Mainwearing Davis in Shoemaker London Mob (2004) 243: At the Gold Turk’s-Head in Fleet-street [...] is a Suck-Prick Hoberde-Hoy, Pimp and Atheist, to be seen with a Barr Gown on, Bugger’d Davis the Pimp and Sodomite.
[UK] ‘Tom Tinker’ in Farmer Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) I 171: He calls me his Jewel, his delicate Duck, / And then he will take up my Smicket to --- / This way, that way, which way you will / With that fair Tall-boy, and bold Suck-prick, come.

In phrases

suck a big dog’s dick (v.)

see sense 6 above.

suck-a-butt (v.)

see sense 2 above.

suck a dog’s dick (v.)

(orig. US black) to perform the lowest act of which one is capable.

[US](con. 1960s) in D. Goines Whoreson 111: I’d rather sleep in shit or suck a dog’s dick than let one of you funky bitches think for a minute that you got enough sense to put game on me.
suck someone’s dick (v.)

see under dick n.1

In exclamations

suck a fatty! [lit. go and suck a fat penis!]

(US) a general excl. of dismissal, aggression.

[US]Alt. Eng. Dict. 🌐 suck a fatty Go suck a big fat dick!
suck my dick! (also suck my cock!) [lit. ‘perform an act of fellatio!’; dick n.1 (5)/cock n.3 (1)]

(orig. US) a general excl. of contempt, dismissal; often ext.

[US] in T.P. Lowry Stories the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell (1994) ) 46: [The trial records indicate that Captain Daly did ] ‘without any provocation whatsoever, say to Lieutenant Colonel Homer B. Sprague ... in a loud and abusive tone and manner the indecent and obscene words following, to wit—‘You suck my arse,’ and ‘you suck my cock’.
[US]C. Bukowski Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1973) 29: I would always say something ridiculous like, ‘well, suck my dick!’.
[US]L. Heinemann Close Quarters (1987) 165: Surtees could kiss our ass and Surtees could suck our dick and that shit-colored lifer could go piss up a rope for all we cared.
[US]S. King Different Seasons (1995) 203: ‘Suck my cock’,’ Dussander mimicked savagely in a high falsetto voice [...] ‘Suck my cock, so what, who cares, I’ll do it tomorrow, suck my cock!’.
[US]R.R. Moore ‘Dolemite’ 🎵 Ya’ll can suck my dick, nuts, and ass down to the muthafuckin bone! / Because I ain’t never comin back to San Anton’.
[US]Eminem ‘Under the Influence’ 🎵 So you can suck my dick if you don’t like my shit / Cuz I was high when I wrote this, so suck my dick.
[UK]Dizzee Rascal ‘Suk My Dick’ 🎵 Suck my big black dick.
[US]G. Hayward Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 27: ‘That bitch can suck my dick in Macy’s window at Christmas!’ an inmate screams.
[UK]Guardian G2 3 July 5/1: Tel them people suck my dick.
[US]N. Walker Cherry 273: She kicked the end table. ‘Suck my dick, dude!’.
suck (on) this!

a dismissive or challenging excl.

[US](con. 1940s) G. Mandel Wax Boom 256: Suck this, you creeps!
[US]H. Selby Jr Requiem for a Dream (1987) 41: [He] told it in a soft, vicious voice, Suck on this.
[US](con. 1970s) G. Pelecanos King Suckerman (1998) 67: ‘Suck this,’ said Dewey.
[SA]Sun. Times (Johannesburg) 6 March 4/6: [headline] Suck on that Mummar [Gadaffi].

SE in slang uses

In derivatives

suckalicious (adj.)

(US) deliciously sexy.

A. Munier Little Red Book of Very Dirty Words [ebook] suckalicious, adj. extremely attractive, meriting sucking; American. Pamela’s titties are suckalicious!
M. Salvatore Between Boyfriends 292: I clicked on the attached photo: it was a close-up of his suckalicious, maybe-more-than-ten-inch, uncut dick.
S. Hatton Dead Size [ebook] ‘Let me at those suckalicious titties,’ he growled, reaching around and cupping one of her breasts.
D. Holly Heart’s Eternal Desire [ebook] You have a nice dick. Not too big, but very suckalicious’.

In compounds


see separate entries.

suck-back (n.) [one who should have been sucked back into the womb at birth]

(Aus.) an extremely obnoxious person.

[UK]K. Lette Llama Parlour 72: Rondah was what we called back home, a total suck-back (her mother should have sucked her back at birth).
suck-bottle (n.)

a drinker.

[UK]R. Brome Love-sick Court in Dramatic Wks II 166: What sayes old Suck-bottle?
[UK]N. Ward London Terraefilius II 9: You could not have less Shames, and more Brutality, than the World may observe in such a Swill-Belly’d Suck-Bottle.
[UK]W. King York Spy 12: A Jolly Suck-Bottle, who was unfortunately decoyed into the wrangling state of Matrimony.
[UK]Laugh and Be Fat 24: [as cit. 1713].

see separate entries.

suck-hole (n.)

see separate entry.

suck-in (n.)

see separate entry.

suck-off (n.)

see separate entry.

suck-pot (n.)

a drinker.

[UK] ‘The Art of Drinking’ in Wit’s Cabinet 140: Gabriel Giddybrains, Sir Ferdinando Fiery-face, Simon Suck-pot, Esqs.
[UK]Partridge DSUE (1984) 1174/2: C.19–20 (ob.).
suck-spigot (n.)

a drinker; also attrib.

Nomenclator n.p.: Ebrosius [...] A dronkard, a suckspigget; a great drinker [N].
[UK]Horn & Robotham (trans.) Gate of Languages Unlocked Ch. 84 821: A common drunkard (a suck-spiggot, swill-bowl) that is alwaies bibbing.
K.W. Confused Characters of Conceited Coxcombs (1860) 82: Take her altogether and she’s a fine finacle Cambridge production, got by and aiming no higher then some suckspicket sophister .
suck-up (n.)

see separate entry.

In phrases

suck around (v.) [var. suck up v. (1)]

(US) to act in a toadying manner (towards).

[US]R. Bolwell ‘College Sl. Words And Phrases’ in DN IV:iii 235: suck around, v. To curry favor, as with an instructor.
[US]Hecht & MacArthur Front Page Act I: You’ve been sucking around that cuckoo ever since he’s been in death house!
W.R. Burnett Giant Swing 180: ‘Young punk! Thinks he is somebody, going to high-hat concerts and sucking around after the aristocrats’.
[US]B. Schulberg What Makes Sammy Run? (1992) 69: Who’s he sucking around now?
[US]I. Shulman Good Deeds Must Be Punished 103: The way he sucks around, always wanting to do what Warren suggests.
[US]J.A. Williams Night Song (1962) 63: ‘That mother,’ Eagle grunted. ‘Always suckin’ around.’.
[US]J. Wambaugh Glitter Dome (1982) 36: Whipdick Woofer’s sucking around Fuzznuts like a pilot fish.
suck a/the kumara (v.) [Maori kumara, a sweet potato]

(N.Z.) of a machine, to break down, to crash.

[NZ] correspondent to DNZE (1998).
[NZ]McGill Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 26/2: chew a kumara topdressing plane crash; evolved to suck a kumara, when something seizes, such as a car engine; eg ‘Is that South End Motors? Yeh, Dave here. The old Rover’s sucked the kumara again.’.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].
suck diesel (v.)

(Irish) to enjoy oneself.

[Ire]Sun. World (Dublin) 25 Oct. 19/4: Hey swinger! ‘Now You’re Suckin Diesel!’.
[Ire]Eve. Herald (Dublin) 24 Aug. 19/4: He takes credit for having introduced the phrases ‘Now you’re sucking diesel’ and ‘How’s she cuttin’ into Irish parlance.
[Ire]G. Coughlan Everyday Eng. and Sl. 🌐 Suckin’ diesel (v): having a good time.
suck eggs (v.)

see separate entry.

suck face (v.) (also suck heads) [note synon. 18C suck one’s jowl]

(orig. US campus) to kiss; thus suckfacing n., kissing.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 6: suck heads – to kiss effusively and obviously.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Spring 8: suck face – intense passionate kissing.
[Aus]B. Moore Lex. of Cadet Lang. 375: suck face to kiss. Cf. swapping spit.
[UK]N. Barlay Curvy Lovebox 134: Lendon an’ Jace are suckfacin’ by the fag machine.
[UK]J. Baker Chinese Girl (2001) 91: Then the two of them started sucking face like a couple of teenagers.
[US]C. Rosmus ‘Hangdog’ in C. Rhatigan and N. Bird (eds) Pulp Ink 2 [ebook] Every time they did a shot, he and Carolyn sucked face.
suck hole (v.)

see separate entry.

suck in (v.)

see separate entry.

suck it and see [note phr. meaning ‘let’s try it out to see how it works’ is colloq.]

a phr. aimed derisively at someone who has asked what is considered a stupid or impudent question; it is trad. used as a response to the phr. ‘the answer’s a lemon’.

[Aus]S.J. Baker Aus. Speaks 108: The visitor from abroad who hears Australia’s young using such classic phrases as [...] cheeky possum, galah, suck it and see [etc.].
[UK]Barltrop & Wolveridge Muvver Tongue 88: For those who persist in asking ‘the answer’s a lemon’, which leads to ‘suck it and see’.
suck it easy (v.) [the image of lying peacefully sucking on a cool drink]

(US campus) to relax, to lie around.

[US] P. Munro Sl. U.
suck it up (v.) (also suck it in)

(US campus) to tolerate, to endure, to deal with.

[US]J. Brosnan Long Season (2018) 165: ‘Two milks and a coffee!’ Robinson returned with a tray of food, swept my money-fantasy papers onto the floor, and said, ‘Here ya go, man. Suck it up.’.
D. Jenkins Saturday’s America 262: ‘“Guts up time . . . Gotta go . . . Gotta get ’em . . . no fumblin’ . . . everbody [sic] get his man . . . Suck it up, suck it up . . . Gotta go . . . We’re the best’.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Apr. 4: suck it up – to accept or face something without complaining or being angry.
[US]P. Munro Sl. U. 184: I don’t care how much pain you’re in. Just suck it up!
[US]P. Beatty White Boy Shuffle 223: The first thing I heard was the familiar voice of Coach Shimimoto [...] ‘Suck it up, Kaufman!’.
[NZ]D. Looser Boobslang [U. Canterbury D.Phil. thesis] 180/2: suck it in v. to cope with a negative situation by sucking in all of one’s fear and unwanted emotions so as to present a brave facade .
[Oth]D. Vandenberg Iron Circle 92: [I]nstead of surrendering like he should have, he sucked up the pain, got up, and came at me again.
[US]G. Hayward Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 54: Suck it up nigga. You knew what it was when you decided to ride.
[UK]K. Sampson Killing Pool 238: Stay loose. Suck it up, McCartney. Suck that rubbish up .
[Aus]N. Cummins Tales of the Honey Badger [ebook] I sucked it [i.e. a sporting defeat] up [...] an an hour later walked back to class.
[US]D. Winslow The Force [ebook] ‘You want to protect your partners, Malone? You suck it up, you stay on the Job’.
R. O’Neill ‘Ocker’ in The Drover’s Wives (2019) 181: ‘No use being a big sook [...] Suck it up, princess’.
[UK]M. Herron Secret Hours 44: ‘The best I can do for you is encourage you to sit down and suck it up’.
suck off (v.)

see separate entry.

suck one’s face (v.) (also suck one’s guts, suck one’s muns) [muns n. (1)]

to drink.

[UK]Dekker Belman of London H4: When these Horse-leeches haue suckt their guts full.
[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: We’ll go and Suck our Faces, but if they toute us, we’ll take rattle and brush, c. let’s go to Drink and be merry, but if we be Smelt, by the People of the House, we must Scower off. He loves to Suck his Face, he delights in Drinking.
[UK]New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Canting Academy, or the Pedlar’s-French Dict. 118: He drinks well He sucks his Muns rumly.
suck shit (v.)

(US) to suffer, to endure hardship.

[US]L.K. Truscott IV Dress Gray (1979) 379: The attitude was ... I’ve sucked shit this long, why not another goddamn year?
suck someone’s ass/arse (v.)

see under ass n.

suck someone’s titty (v.)

see under titty n.

suck the bag (v.)

to spend money.

[UK] ‘Sonnets for the Fancy’ in Egan Boxiana III 621: In Leicester Fields, as most the story know, / ‘Come black your worship for a single mag,’ / And while he shin’d his Nelly suck’d the bag.
suck the monkey (v.) (also bleed the monkey) [note Hotten 1873: ‘Originally, as Captain Marryatt [sic] states, to suck the monkey, was to suck rum from the cocoa-nuts, which spirit had been inserted in place of the milk, for the private use of the sailors’]

1. to suck liquor through a straw from the ship’s barrel, which has been bored with a gimlet.

[Ire]C. Shadwell Fair Quaker of Deal (rev.) III iv: I command thee to sing the song you made on the head of an empty gin cag, after you had sucked the monkey with it.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[Scot]W. Scott Pirate II 296: Why, he has sucked the monkey so long and so often [...] that the best of him is buff’d.
[UK]Morn. Post (London) 28 Sept. 3/5: The deceased had been employed on the rum-quay at the West India Docks, and got what is called ‘sucking the monkey,’ and drank such a quantity that he became [...] insensible.
[US]North-Carolinan (Fayetteville, NC) 18 Nov. 1/6: Drunk [...] muddled, o-be-joyful, been sucking the monkey.
[UK]Hotten Sl. Dict.
[UK]W.H. Smyth Sailor’s Word-Bk (1991) 106: Bleeding the Monkey. The monkey is the tall pyramidal kid or bucket, which conveys the grog from the grog-tub to the mess – stealing from this in transitu is so termed. [Ibid.] 665: Suck the Monkey, to. To rob the grog-can.
[Aus]Crowe Aus. Sl. Dict. 82: Suck the Monkey, to take liquor from a cask by inserting a straw.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 427: Oh, the crow fucked the buzzard, / And the buzzard fucked the crow, / And we all suck the monkey / On the O-hi-O!
[UK]P. Hoskins No Hiding Place! 192/1: Suck the Money [sic] Tapping a liquor cask.
[US]Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore I 427: When I asked what ‘sucking the monkey’ meant, he told me cheerfully it was ‘an old Army word’ for drinking whiskey straight, out of the bunghole of a barrel.

2. to replace the milk of a coconut with rum, and consume it through a straw.

[UK]Marryat Peter Simple (1911) 241: ‘Do you know what sucking the monkey’ means? ‘No, Sir.’ ‘Well, then, I’ll tell you; it is a term used among seamen for drinking rum out of cocoa-nuts, the milk having been poured out, and the liquor substituted.’.
[UK]F. Chamier Ben Brace (3 edn) 3: I was as good a looking a fellow as ever [...] sucked a monkey† at Barbadoes [note] † Drinking rum out of a cocoa-nut, the milk being drawn off and the spirit substituted.

3. (also take a suck at the monkey) to drink from the bottle or hip-flask.

[UK]R. Barham ‘The Black Mousquetaire’ in Ingoldsby Legends (1842) 21: St. Foix never would drink now unless he was dry; / Besides, what the vulgar call ‘sucking the monkey’ / Had much less effect on a man when he’s funky.
[UK]Flash Mirror 5: Liquors may not be sold there, yet [...] there is no law to prevent a man from sucking his own monkey, or carrying a pocket pistol.
[UK]Daily Tel. 26 July n.p.: The bourgeois warriors [...] were smoking or taking a suck at the monkey, otherwise the whisky flask [F&H].
suck the mop (v.) [play on nurse v. (2); SE mop, a baby’s dummy]

1. for one omnibus to lose its passengers to those of a rival firm, which has boxed it in.

[UK]Sl. Dict.

2. in fig. use, to render impotent and beyond hope, to put at an utter disadvantage, usu. as left sucking the mop.

D. Barthelme Snow White 158: ‘NOW I have been left sucking the mop again,’ Jane blurted out.
A. Kavan My Soul in China 145: Now he was acclaimed as a patriot-hero and I was left sucking the mop. Life is damned unfair.
J. Harrison Raw and Cooked Adventures 171: On a recent longish trip to Los Angeles — where the raw meat was thrown on the floor and I was left sucking the mop, a vilely mixed but accurate metaphor.
suck the sponge (v.)

(Aus.) to drink (heavily).

[Aus]Truth (Sydney) 30 Mar. 11/5: They can suck the sponge, that couple, / [...] / Whiskey mostly are their fancy.
suck tonsils (v.)

(US campus) to kiss passionately.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar.
mk1299 ‘Rev. of Teenage Bad Girls’ on Doctor Shock’s Drive-In 🌐 The gals also stage a make-out party when the parents are away, inviting the most pathetic group of overaged JDs ever seen on film to suck tonsils with them.
suck up (v.)

see separate entry.

suck wind (v.)

see separate entry.

In exclamations

suck a dick!

(US) a dismissive excl.

[US]New Yorker 11-18 July 🌐 You go to Hell, go to work, go to Hell, suck a dick.
[UK]Guardian Sport 4 Oct. 1/4: ‘I’m the greatest [...] so go suck a dick’.
suck eggs!

see separate entry.

suck gas!

(US) a dismissive excl.

[US](con. 1950s) H. Junker ‘The Fifties’ in Eisen Age of Rock 2 (1970) 100: Suck gas. Wise up. Don’t bug me.
suck my ass!/arse!

see under ass n.

sucks to be you!

see separate entry.

sucks (to you)!

see separate entry.

suck your mum!

(UK black) general dismissive excl.

[UK]G. Krauze What They Was 129: Timmy said you need to run me my p’s blood. Gotti told Timmy to suck his mum.