suck etymology

English word suck comes from Proto-Indo-European *sewe-, and later Proto-Germanic *sūkaną (To suck. To suckle.)

Detailed word origin of suck

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sewe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*suk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to suck
*sūkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To suck. To suckle.
sūcan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
sucan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To suck.
souken Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
suck English (eng) (Canada) A weak, self-pitying person; a person who won't go along, especially out of spite; a crybaby or sore loser.. (vulgar) Fellatio of a penis.. A sycophant, especially a child.. An instance of drawing something into one's mouth by inhaling. (intransitive) To perform such an action; to feed from a breast or teat. [from 11th c.]. (intransitive, slang) To be inferior or objectionable: a [...]

Words with the same origin as suck

Descendants of *sewe-
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