AskDefine | Define chump

Dictionary Definition

chump n : a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of [syn: fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug]

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  1. In the context of "US|slang": the opposite of a champ; a loser
    Don't be such a chump.
  2. the smaller of two bullies
    I'll take on that chump, and you fight the other one.
  3. an unintelligent person; a blockhead
    That chump wouldn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.
  4. a gullible person; a sucker; someone easily taken advantage of; the target of a scam
    It shouldn't be hard to put one over on that chump.
  5. someone lacking good sense - especially considered so for being scrupulous or unselfish
    What a chump! He could have kept that money! Who would have known?



the opposite of a champ
the smaller of two bullies
an unintelligent person
a gullible person
someone easily taken advantage of
the target of a scam
someone lacking good sense

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Sucker may refer to:
  • Sucker, also called a lollipop, a type of confectionery consisting mainly of hardened, flavoured sucrose with corn syrup mounted on a stick and intended for sucking or licking
  • Suction cup, a plastic device that grips onto smooth surfaces using vacuum
  • one of various cup-shaped organs (suckers) found on the tentacles of some animals, which allows them to grip or adhere to objects by the use of suction
  • a person who is easily deceived by scams, advertisements, etc.
  • Sucker bet, a bet based on something other than expected return
  • Sucker hole, a colloquial boating and sailing term
  • Sucker list, a list of persons who have previously been successfully solicited for something
  • Sucker punch, an act of violence
  • SUCKA, a person who was tricked aka Jessica Tillmon
  • "There's a sucker born every minute, a phrase often credited to American showman P.T. Barnum
In biology:
  • Sucker, also called a basal shoot, a shoot or cane which grows from a bud at the base or roots of a tree or shrub
  • Sucker, a common name for any of various fishes in family Catostomidae of order Cypriniformes
    • Blue sucker, Cycleptus elongatus, a freshwater species
    • Desert sucker, Catostomus clarkii, a freshwater species of the lower Colorado River drainage basin
    • June sucker, Chasmistes liorus, endemic to Utah Lake and the Provo River of North America
    • Longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus, a freshwater species inhabiting cold, clear waters in North America from northern USA to the top of the continent, and the only species of sucker to inhabit Asia, specifically the rivers of eastern Siberia
    • Modoc sucker, Catostomus microps, native to California
    • Mountain sucker, Catostomus platyrhynchus, found throughout western North America
    • Razorback sucker, Xyrauchen texanus, found in rivers in the Colorado River drainage of western North America
    • Santa Ana sucker, Catostomus santaanae, found only in a handful of rivers in southern California
    • Shortnose sucker, Chasmistes brevirostris
    • Sonoran sucker, Catostomus wigginsi, a freshwater species of the Colorado River and Sonora River drainage basins
    • Utah sucker, Catostomus ardens, a sucker of the family Catostomidae found in the upper Snake River and the Lake Bonneville areas of western North America
    • White sucker, Catostomus commersonii, a bottom-feeding freshwater fish inhabiting North America from Labrador in the north to Georgia and New Mexico in the south
  • Suckerfish, a common name for Plecostomus, a genus of catfish popular as aquarium fish
In music:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

asshole, babe, bean, boob, booby, butt, champ, chaw, chew, chomp, cinch, conk, credulous person, crunch, cull, ding-a-ling, dingbat, dingdong, dolt, dolthead, dome, dupe, easy mark, easy pickings, fall guy, fathead, fish, fool, galoot, gobe-mouches, goof, greener, greenhorn, greeny, gudgeon, gull, head, headpiece, innocent, jerk, jerk-off, klutz, leadpipe cinch, mark, masticate, monkey, munch, mutt, noddle, noggin, noodle, oaf, patsy, pigeon, plaything, poll, prize sap, pushover, ruminate, sap, saphead, sawney, schlemiel, scrunch, sitting duck, stooge, sucker, toy, trusting soul, victim
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