1. An easy mark ;
2. A person who loses money gambling and keeps coming back for more;
3. Sometimes, a poor player;
4. As a verb, either to hit the balls hard with no intention in mind other than to get lucky and perhaps scatter the balls a bit more ("hit-and-hope"), or to shoot hard at the money ball ball with the same intention ("smash-and-pray"). Compare slop and fluke ; contrast mark (sense 3) and call .