Definition of goldbug in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡōldˌbəɡ/
(also gold bug)


chiefly US
1 informal An advocate of a single gold standard for currency.
Example sentences
  • All this happened despite a gold standard (which goldbugs always say is supposed to keep the bankers and politicians ‘honest’).
1.1A person favoring gold as an investment.
Example sentences
  • Investors wishing to become goldbugs should concentrate on unhedged mining companies in the global top 12, particularly Goldfields, Harmony and Durban Deep.
2 another term for gold beetle.

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Syllabification: gold·bug

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