1) N-COUNT A bloodsucker is any creature that sucks blood from a wound that it has made in an animal or person.
2) N-COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a bloodsucker, you disapprove of them because you think they do not do anything worthwhile but live off the efforts of other people.

He felt as if he was at last free from the financial bloodsuckers.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Bloodsucker — Blood suck er, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech ({Hirudo medicinalis}), and related species. [1913 Webster] 2. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer. [Obs.] Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloodsucker — index parasite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bloodsucker — also blood sucker, late 14c., of animals, from BLOOD (Cf. blood) (n.) + sucker; in the figurative sense, of persons, it is attested from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • bloodsucker — [blud′suk΄ər] n. 1. an animal that sucks blood, esp. a leech 2. a person who extorts or otherwise takes as much as possible from another bloodsucking adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • bloodsucker — UK [ˈblʌdˌsʌkə(r)] / US [ˈblʌdˌsʌkər] noun [countable] Word forms bloodsucker : singular bloodsucker plural bloodsuckers 1) an insect that feeds on the blood of animals or people 2) informal someone who expects other people to provide them with… …   English dictionary

  • bloodsucker — noun Date: 14th century 1. an animal that sucks blood; especially leech 2. a person who sponges or preys on another • bloodsucking adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bloodsucker — bloodsucking, adj. /blud suk euhr/, n. 1. any animal that sucks blood, esp. a leech. 2. an extortioner or usurer. 3. sponger (def. 2). [1350 1400; ME; see BLOOD, SUCKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • bloodsucker — noun a) One who drinks the blood of others, especially by sucking blood through a puncture wound. b) By extension, any parasite …   Wiktionary

  • bloodsucker — blood·suck·er .sək ər n an animal that sucks blood esp LEECH blood·suck·ing iŋ adj …   Medical dictionary

  • bloodsucker — Synonyms and related words: barnacle, bedbug, blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist, freeloader, hanger on, harpy, leech, lounge lizard, moocher, mosquito, parasite, predator, profiteer, racketeer, raptor, scrounge, scrounger, shakedown artist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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