Drawing milk from the mother or dam; hence, colloquially, young, inexperienced, as, a sucking infant; a sucking calf. "I suppose you are a young barrister, sucking lawyer, or that sort of thing." (Thackeray) Sucking bottle, a feeding bottle. See Bottle. Sucking fish, the muscular first stomach of certain insects and other invertebrates which suck liquid food.

(01 Mar 1998)

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