arm candy

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Etymology[edit]

Attested US 1992.[1] Presumably derived from eye candy (attested 1984).

Noun[edit]

arm candy (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) An attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 arm candy, Word Spy