Definition of Sucker punch

1. Noun. An unexpected punch.

Generic synonyms: Biff, Clout, Lick, Poke, Punch, Slug



Definition of Sucker punch

1. Noun. (idiomatic) An unexpected punch or similar blow. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) A punch which is thrown to disable another in a place which is not normally a target in a "fair fight", such as on the back of the head. ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) To deliver an unexpected blow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sucker Punch

suckability
suckable
suckanhock
suckanhocks
suckatash
suckboy
suckboys
sucked
sucked in
sucked up
sucken
suckener
suckeners
suckens
sucker
sucker punch (current term)
sucker punches
sucker punching
suckered
suckerfish
suckerfishes
suckering
suckerlike
suckermouth
suckermouths
suckers
suckest
sucket
sucketh
suckets

Literary usage of Sucker punch

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1. Speaking of Liberty by Llewellyn H. Rockwell (2003)
"... the inability of the left-liberals to enact more gun laws, the sucker punch that September 11 gave to the multicultural movement which claims that there ..."

2. Asymmetric Marketing: Tossing the 'Chasm' in the Age of the Software Superpowers by Joseph E. Bentzel (2006)
"And despite my magnanimous Thank You to Mr. Schwartz for the gift of his PR sucker punch, this commentator awards Round One in our David/Goliath match-up to ..."

3. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume I of IIby Yoel Natan by Yoel Natan (2006)
"... cow, browbeat and shame non- Muslims into dropping their guard so Jihadists and Islamic terrorists can blindside and sucker-punch their victims. ..."

4. Hudson County Facts: Winter 2006 by Anthony Olszewski (2006)
"What was to be expected if anyone was silly enough to go to court complaining that they got knocked out after hitting someone with a sucker punch? ..."

5. Track by Trevor Cree (2005)
"We thought that the front was going to pass way to the south but it suddenly turned north and gave us a real sucker punch." Craig had wanted to say "Nothing ..."

6. Better Than Crying: Poking Fun at Politics, the Press and Pop Culture by Baratunde Rafig Thurston (2004)
"... plans to launch "Operation: sucker punch." The purpose: to launch an attack on Iraq while pretending to read the country's 12000 page arms declaration. ..."

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