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gold digger

Syllabification: gold dig·ger

Definition of gold digger in English:

noun

informal
A person who dates others purely to extract money from them, in particular a woman who strives to marry a wealthy man.
Example sentences
  • And men avoid gold-diggers by giving only gifts that have no intrinsic value.
  • Catherine Zeta Jones plays a gold-digger who marries for money when she falls for a divorce lawyer in her latest movie Intolerable Cruelty.
  • Their results show that offering an expensive present signals the man's serious intentions, but he must be wary of being exploited by gold-diggers who will dump him after receiving the gift.

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