“”One born every minute.
|—Attributed to P.T. Barnum... He never actually said that.|
“”Never give a sucker an even break.
|—W. C. Fields... He actually said that.|
“”The sucker isn't a mammoth, the sucker won't go extinct.
|—S. Mavrodi... He confirmed saying that|
"Sucker" is a term used to refer to lollipops, a sasal shoot in botany, a fish in the family Catostomidae, or a part of a cephalopod limb in anatomy. The term also refers to a gullible person, or a person who can, without batting an eyelash, swallow a load of bullshit whole. Suckers' most significant function in the world is to form a base of support for numerous quacks, cranks, and/or politicians.
Not to be confused with a sucker punch.