1. [early 17C; mid-19C; 1980s] a parasite [SE sucker, one who sucks, in this case money and favours].
2. as a part of the body.
(a) [mid-18C] the vagina.
(b) [late 19C] the penis.
(c) [1940s] (N.Z.) the buttocks.
(d) [1970s] (Irish) a woman’s breast.
3. (orig. US) pertaining to people, esp. when innocent [14C sucker, an animal before it is weaned, a child at the breast; thus the innocence of both; the term was popularized by New York nightclub hostess Texas Guinan whose celebrated greeting was ‘Hello sucker!’].
(a) [mid-18C+] (also suck) an innocent, a dupe, also attrib.
(b) [mid-19C+] the victim of any kind of crooked plan.
(c) [mid-19C+] a person (occas. animal) or object, irrespective of status.
(d) [mid-19C+] an unpleasant, mean person; note the stronger sucker n.3 (1)
(e) [1910s+] a general term of address, either derog. or teasing.
(f) [1940s+] an enthusiast, a ‘pushover’.
(g) [1950s] (US) a fan.
4. [mid-19C] (US) a drunkard.
5. [late 19C+] people who suck v.1 (1)
(a) a fellatrix.
(b) a lesbian.
(c) (US Und.) a male homosexual.
6. [1950s] (W.I.) a nagging old woman [note dial. old suck, a blood-sucking demon in the shape of an old woman].
[1980s+] (US black) a general term of abuse.
1. young women hired by casinos to appear available and thus lure and distract gamblers; thus the female body, as an object of fantasy.
2. any form of fraudulent enticement.
[1930s+] (US) a client list, a mailing list; also attrib.
1. [late 19C–1950s] (US) any form of scheme intended to trap a gullible victim.
2. [1910s] a foolish action.
see separate entries.
[1950s+] (drugs) second-rate, over-adulterated cocaine, esp. as sold to gullible consumers.
[2000s] (US prison) becoming tearful at the thought of one’s absent girlfriend.
[1940s] (US Und.) a town or city in which any criminal activity is unwise – the authorities have proved impervious to corruption.
[1950s+] (US black/drugs) poor-quality marijuana, esp. as sold to gullible consumers.
extremely stupid, gullible.
[1960s] (US) to act like a fool; to make a mistake.