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sucker-punch

[suhk-er-puhnch] /ˈsʌk ərˌpʌntʃ/
verb (used with object), Slang.
1.
to strike (someone) with an unexpected blow.
Related forms
sucker punch, noun
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Word Origin and History for suckerpunch
n.

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

suckerpunch

noun

A blow that surprises the recipient, who might have dodged or parried it (1947+)

verb

: He suckerpunched me/ I'll sucker punch a man in a second to get what I want


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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