gold digger

gold digger

gold digger ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a person who seeks or digs for gold in a gold field.
  2. Informal. a woman who associates with or marries a man chiefly for material gain.

Origin of gold digger An Americanism dating back to 1820–30 Related Words for gold-digger bloodsucker, leech, parasite, sponge, user, exploiter, forty-niner, mineworker Examples from the Web for gold-digger Contemporary Examples of gold-digger

  • In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.

    Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic

    Samantha Allen

    January 9, 2015

  • You go for your gold-digger lessons, then you go get waxed and tanned.

    Russia’s Gold Digger Academy

    Peter Pomerantsev

    November 11, 2014

  • New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser called her a gold-digger who “flirted like a tart” with Cain.

    A Flood of Harassment Horror Stories After the Herman Cain Allegations

    Lauren Ashburn

    November 11, 2011

  • She also had hopes of becoming a child psychiatrist and was concerned about appearing to be a “gold-digger.”

    The Mysterious Mrs. Woods

    Jacob Bernstein

    November 30, 2009

  • Historical Examples of gold-digger

  • She makes him a serf, and condemns him to be a gold-digger for life in the mines.

    The World’s Great Sermons, Volume 5: Guthrie to Mozley


  • “I can answer that question for him,” returned the gold-digger grimly.

    Mirk Abbey, Volume 2(of 3)

    James Payn

  • A blanket, rolled up, gold-digger fashion, was upon the ground.


    B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

  • The profits of a gold-digger vary with the soil on which he works.

    A Lady’s Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas

    Fanny Loviot

  • All three were well enough pleased that the gold-digger had taken the task of imposing silence into his own hands.

    Mirk Abbey, Volume 1(of 3)

    James Payn

  • British Dictionary definitions for gold-digger gold-digger noun

    1. a person who prospects or digs for gold
    2. informal a woman who uses her sexual attractions to accumulate gifts and wealth or advance her social position

    Derived Formsgold-digging, noun Word Origin and History for gold-digger gold digger n.

    also gold-digger, “woman who pursues men for their money,” first recorded 1915. Literal sense attested from 1830.

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