sucker," the young man taunted, "I should be fighting Patterson, not you.
The report describes him as 'a capital specimen of a sucker Whig, six feet at least in his stockings.'
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.
sucker, very indecorously putting in his word a second time.
sucker at once swam out into the deepest part of the river, where Fish Hawk could not reach him.
Mr. sucker was satisfied, and did not desire to burden himself with specie.
Now as sucker lay there, he saw the shadow of a large bird on the bed of the stream.
Then Fish Hawk rose into the air to a point where his shadow fell exactly on the spot where sucker lay.
But, while the Rats had fooled "sucker" Johnston and some of his officers, the majority of the crew knew better.
"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.
To be in trouble; be in a bad situation (1970s+ Army)