gold digger

gold digger

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

1820–30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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gold digger definition

  1. n.
    a woman who pays attention to a man solely because of his wealth. (Certainly also applicable to men as well.) : Sam called Sally a “gold digger,” and she was devastated.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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