arm candy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested US 1992.[1] Presumably derived from eye candy (attested 1984).

NounEdit

arm candy (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) An attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 arm candy, Word Spy
Last modified on 4 December 2013, at 07:51