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