- a person who seeks or digs for gold in a gold field.
- Informal. a woman who associates with or marries a man chiefly for material gain.
Origin of gold digger
Examples from the Web for gold-digger
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic
January 9, 2015
You go for your gold-digger lessons, then you go get waxed and tanned.Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
November 11, 2014
New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser called her a gold-digger who “flirted like a tart” with Cain.A Flood of Harassment Horror Stories After the Herman Cain Allegations
November 11, 2011
She also had hopes of becoming a child psychiatrist and was concerned about appearing to be a “gold-digger.”The Mysterious Mrs. Woods
November 30, 2009
She makes him a serf, and condemns him to be a gold-digger for life in the mines.
"I can answer that question for him," returned the gold-digger grimly.Mirk Abbey, Volume 2(of 3)
A blanket, rolled up, gold-digger fashion, was upon the ground.Grif
B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
The profits of a gold-digger vary with the soil on which he works.
All three were well enough pleased that the gold-digger had taken the task of imposing silence into his own hands.Mirk Abbey, Volume 1(of 3)
- a person who prospects or digs for gold
- informal a woman who uses her sexual attractions to accumulate gifts and wealth or advance her social position
Word Origin and History for gold-digger
also gold-digger, "woman who pursues men for their money," first recorded 1915. Literal sense attested from 1830.