meaning of bloodsucker

bloodsucker meaning in General Dictionary

Any animal that sucks bloodstream esp the leech Hirudo medicinalis and associated species

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  • carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each and every end
  • Any animal that sucks bloodstream; esp., the leech (Hirudo medicinalis), and associated types.
  • a person who sheds blood; a harsh, bloodthirsty guy; one responsible of bloodshed; a murderer.
  • a tough and exacting master, landlord, or money-lender; an extortioner.

bloodsucker meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition blood-sucker, late 14c., of animals, from bloodstream (n.) + sucker (n.); in the figurative feeling, of individuals, it really is attested from 1660s.


bloodsucker meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Any pet that sucks bloodstream; esp., the leech (Hirudo medicinalis), and associated species.

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  • (n.) One that sheds bloodstream; a cruel, bloodthirsty guy; one accountable of bloodshed; a murderer.
  • (letter.) A difficult and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.

Sentence Examples with the word bloodsucker

I think that I love society as much as most, and am ready enough to fasten myself like a bloodsucker for the time to any full-blooded man that comes in my way.

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