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    What's the meaning of the word "sucker" in the following context:

    A: How can we get the money?
    B: We could go to Minneapolis and hustle suckers for a weekend.

    Does he mean, "trade in prpstitutes"? Can this meaningwork?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: suckers

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    What's the meaning of the word "sucker" in the following context:

    A: How can we get the money?
    B: We could go to Minneapolis and hustle suckers for a weekend.

    Does he mean, "trade in prpstitutes"? Can this meaningwork?

    Thanks a lot.

    No. A 'sucker' is anyone who can be tricked out of their money. The motto of people who exploit them is 'Never give a sucker an even break'. A prostitute's customer is, by the way, a 'John'.

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    Re: suckers

    So it can be like "fools"?

    Thanks a lot for "John". I really mean it.

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    #4

    Re: suckers

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    So it can be like "fools"?

    Thanks a lot for "John". I really mean it.

    A sucker isn't necessarily a fool, just a naive or unwary person who can easily be parted from his money by someone who takes advantage of his trusting nature.

    Incidentally, I can see where your prostitute idea came from since Americans refer to them as hustlers.

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    Re: suckers

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    A 'sucker' is anyone who can be tricked out of their money.
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    Could gullible be used as the adjective of a sucker(in the sense you explained)?

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    Re: suckers

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Could gullible be used as the adjective of a sucker(in the sense you explained)?
    Yes, but naive might be better.

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