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See also: golddigger
Literal sense from 1830s, figurative sense (woman who seeks money in a relationship) from 1915, according to Online Etymology Dictionary.
- Someone who digs or mines for gold.
- (figuratively, derogatory) A person (usually female) who cultivates a personal relationship in order to attain wealth.
- (someone who cultivates a personal relationship for money): fortune hunter
- See Thesaurus:hypergamist
someone who digs or mines for gold
person who cultivates a personal relationship in order to attain money and/or material goods, power