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trophy wife

the young, often second, wife of a rich middle-aged man.
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An Americanism dating back to 1985-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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trophy wife

noun phrase

A mate, often a younger person, chosen for decorative and prestige value: Apparently the Senator and she have a private vision that might make him as much a trophy husband as she a trophy wife

[1984+; said to have been coined by Julie Connelly of Fortune]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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