A person who dates others purely to extract money from them, in particular a woman who strives to marry a wealthy man.
- 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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Syllabification: gold dig·ger
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