nounUS • informal , often • derogatory
- A serious piece of journalism which concentrates on the background and interpretation of events rather than on the news or action: the New York Times offered us a thoughtful thumbsucker on ‘The Psychology of Oil Pricing’More example sentences
- The piece is less of a thumbsucker than it sounds.
- I'm not here to do a thumbsucker on this show, because I'm tired & it's all been said before.
- Anne Gerhart has a real thumbsucker trying to ‘puzzle out’ the logic of the crime.
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