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, according to Online Etymology Dictionary.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəʊld ˈdɪɡə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

gold digger ‎(plural gold diggers)

  1. Someone who digs or mines for gold.
  2. (idiomatic, pejorative) A person (usually female) who cultivates a personal relationship in order to attain wealth.

Synonyms[edit]

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

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