gold digger

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

gold +‎ digger. Literal sense from 1830s, figurative sense (woman who seeks money in a relationship) from 1915.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡəʊld ˈdɪɡə(ɹ)/

NounEdit

gold digger (plural gold diggers)

  1. Someone who digs or mines for gold.
  2. (pejorative) A person (usually female and considerably younger) who cultivates a personal relationship in order to attain money.

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ gold digger” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
Last modified on 11 January 2014, at 01:52