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[suhk-er-puhnch] /ˈsʌk ərˌpʌntʃ/
verb (used with object), Slang.
to strike (someone) with an unexpected blow.
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sucker punch, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Word Origin and History for suckerpunch

also sucker punch, 1926, from sucker + punch. Figurative use by 1929. As a verb by 1942. Related: Sucker-punched.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for suckerpunch

sucker for


Gullible person; a person who cannot resist something (1960+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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