suck·​ing ˈsə-kiŋ How to pronounce sucking (audio)
: not yet weaned
broadly : very young

Examples of sucking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the biggest, craziest sucking pit, was that of gambling on sports. Corbin Smith, Rolling Stone, 31 Mar. 2024 But nothing is known of his sucking worms after 1696. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 23 Jan. 2024 The popular sucking candy joined the Hershey Company family in 1996. Sydney Borchers, Fox News, 4 Nov. 2023 Chilli thrips larvae and adults extract sap from new growth and tender buds with piercing and sucking mouthparts. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Aug. 2023 Now, sucking wind, grab the barbell at your feet and hoist deadlifts with 185 pounds. Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone, 1 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sucking was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Sucking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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