gold digger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gold +‎ digger. Literal sense from 1830s, figurative sense (woman who seeks money in a relationship) from 1915.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəʊld ˈdɪɡə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

gold digger (plural gold diggers)

  1. Someone who digs or mines for gold.
  2. (pejorative) A person (usually female and considerably younger) who cultivates a personal relationship in order to attain money.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (someone who cultivates a personal relationship for money): fortune hunter

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ gold digger” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).