bloodsucker

noun blood·suck·er \ -ˌsə-kər \

Definition of bloodsucker

1 : an animal that sucks blood; especially : leech
2 : a person who sponges or preys on another

bloodsucking

play \-kiŋ\ adjective

Examples of bloodsucker in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of bloodsucker

14th century


BLOODSUCKER Defined for English Language Learners

bloodsucker

noun

Definition of bloodsucker for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BLOODSUCKER Defined for Kids

bloodsucker

noun blood·suck·er \ ˈbləd-ˌsə-kər \

Definition of bloodsucker for Students

: an animal (as a leech) that sucks blood

bloodsucking

\-ˌsə-kiŋ\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

bloodsucker

noun blood·suck·er \ -ˌsək-ər \

medical Definition of bloodsucker

: an animal that sucks blood; especially : leech

bloodsucking

play \-iŋ\ adjective


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