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goldbug

[gohld-buhg] /ˈgoʊldˌbʌg/
noun
1.
Informal. a person, especially an economist or politician, who supports the gold standard.
2.
Informal. a person who believes in buying gold bullion as a personal investment.
Also, gold bug.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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  • Others are goldbug investors, desperately bullish on the metal despite years of declining prices.
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gold beetle

/ˈɡəʊldˌbʌɡ/
noun
1.
any American beetle of the family Chrysomelidae having a bright metallic lustre
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