gold digger

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈgoʊld ˌdɪgɚ/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
gold dig•ger /ˈgoʊld ˌdɪgɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person who digs for gold.
  2. Informal Termsa person who feigns romantic interest in another while in fact looking for financial gain.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
gold dig′ger, 
  1. a person who seeks or digs for gold in a gold field.
  2. Informal Termsa woman who associates with or marries a man chiefly for material gain.
  • 1820–30, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
gold-digger n
  1. a person who prospects or digs for gold
  2. informal a woman who uses her sexual attractions to accumulate gifts and wealth or advance her social position
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