Lollipop vs Sucker - What's the difference?

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Sucker is a synonym of lollipop.

Lollipop is a synonym of sucker.


As nouns the difference between lollipop and sucker

is that lollipop is a confectionery consisting of a piece of candy/sweet attached to a stick while sucker is a person or thing that sucks or sucker can be one who is easily fooled, or gulled or sucker can be (slang) a thing or object any thing or object being called attention to with emphasis, as in "this sucker".

As a verb sucker is

to strip the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers or sucker can be to fool someone; to take advantage of someone.

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lollipop

Alternative forms

* lolli-pop * lollypop * lolly pop * lolly-pop

Noun

(en noun)
  • An item of confectionery consisting of a piece of candy/sweet attached to a stick.
  • Synonyms

    * lolly, sucker (US)

    Derived terms

    * lollipop lady * lollipop man * lolly

    sucker

    English

    Etymology 1

    From the verb (suck).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person or thing that sucks.
  • An organ or body part that does the sucking.
  • An animal such as the octopus and remora, which adhere to other bodies with such organs.
  • A piece of candy which is sucked; a lollipop.
  • (horticulture) An undesired stem growing out of the roots or lower trunk of a shrub or tree, especially from the rootstock of a grafted plant or tree.
  • (British, colloquial) A suction cup.
  • A suckling animal.
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)
  • The embolus, or bucket, of a pump; also, the valve of a pump basket.
  • (Boyle)
  • A pipe through which anything is drawn.
  • A small piece of leather, usually round, having a string attached to the center, which, when saturated with water and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth surface, adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure, with such force as to enable a considerable weight to be thus lifted by the string; formerly used by children as a plaything.
  • A parasite; a sponger.
  • * Fuller
  • They who constantly converse with men far above their estates shall reap shame and loss thereby; if thou payest nothing, they will count thee a sucker , no branch.
  • (slang, archaic) A hard drinker; a soaker.
  • A person that sucks; a general term of disparagement.
  • Synonyms
    * (piece of candy) lollipop

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To strip the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers.
  • to sucker maize

    Etymology 2

    Possibly from the (Pig in a poke) scam, where victims were tricked into believing they were buying a young (that is a suckling) pig. Also possibly from suckener.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who is easily fooled, or gulled.
  • Synonyms
    * (one who is easily fooled) chump, fall-guy, fish, fool, gull, mark, mug, patsy, rube, schlemiel, soft touch * See also

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fool someone; to take advantage of someone.
  • The salesman suckered him into signing an expensive maintenance contract.

    Etymology 3

    Possibly from German (thing).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang) A thing or object. Any thing or object being called attention to with emphasis, as in "this sucker".
  • Synonyms
    * thing, object

    See also

    * (wikipedia "sucker")