Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.
A person who is in a romantic relationship in order to get money or gifts from the romantic partner, especially a woman seeking to marry a rich man.
1. a person who seeks or digs for gold in a gold field.
2. Informal. a woman who associates with or marries a man chiefly for material gain.
gold′ dig`ging, n.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||gold digger - a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field|
forty-niner - a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849
|2.||gold digger - a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement|