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gold digger

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
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism
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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 Forms
gold-digging, noun
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gold-digger

gold-digger

noun

A woman who uses her charms and favors to get money, presents, etc, from wealthy men: Lorelei Lee, the crazy-like-a-fox gold-digger (1920+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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