- the work of digging for gold.
- gold diggings, a region where digging or seeking for gold, especially by placer mining, is carried on.
Origin of gold digging
First recorded in 1795–1805
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for gold digging
Ashley has attacked the legal side of gold-digging in the past, without naming names.Call Girls Out-Class Mistresses
December 6, 2009
Say, but this gold-digging is no fun, no matter how you do it, is it?The Cave of Gold
There is, of course, a good deal of excitement and anxiety about gold-digging.A Boy's Voyage Round the World
The Son of Samuel Smiles
"I was interrupted in a story of gold-digging last evening," he said blandly.Sally Dows and Other Stories
I suppose no one in Cariboo ever made a sum like that by gold-digging, eh?Mirk Abbey, Volume 1(of 3)
His conception of gold-digging impressed me as being literary.Sonia Married