gold digger


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gold digger

n. Informal
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.

gold′ dig`ger


n.
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.
[1820–30, Amer.]
gold′ dig`ging, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gold digger - a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold fieldgold 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
miner, mineworker - laborer who works in a mine
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
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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