noun \-ˌsə-kər\

: an animal (such as a leech or mosquito) that sucks the blood of other animals

: a person who unfairly takes or uses things that other people worked for

Full Definition of BLOODSUCKER

:  an animal that sucks blood; especially :  leech
:  a person who sponges or preys on another
blood·suck·ing \-kiŋ\ adjective


  1. Our landlord, the bloodsucker, just raised our rent again.
  2. <the union accused the company executives of being bloodsuckers, since they had given themselves raises at a time when the rank and file were forced to take cuts in their benefits>

First Known Use of BLOODSUCKER

14th century


noun \-ˌsək-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLOODSUCKER

: an animal that sucks blood; especially : leech
blood·suck·ing \-iŋ\ adjective


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