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Slang. someone or something that is visually attractive or pleasing but is usually considered to lack worth or merit.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of eye candy
First recorded in 1980–85
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How to use eye candy in a sentence
Many intellectuals grouse about the competitions as eye candy for the alienated.What Venezuela Can Learn From Miss Universe|Mac Margolis|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
David, who proves to be better eye candy than Ash, lacks the charisma of a true horror hero.‘Evil Dead’ Remake Pays Homage to a Horror Cult Classic|Jean Trinh|April 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To someone who often watches the world through a camera lens, this has been a feast of eye candy.Global Events Celebrate Success of Women Nobel Prize Laureates|Swanee Hunt|December 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
As an episodic hourlong drama, The Playboy Club offers a portal to a bygone era by way of beats, plot points, and eye candy.My Mom’s Life as a Playboy Bunny|Susanna Speier|September 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Like everyone was ready to do away with the lunkhead eye-candy guy, and Heidi was like, oh, I didn't think his was so bad at all.Five Gays on Project Runway's Demise|Choire Sicha|November 17, 2009|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for eye candy
a person who is or people considered highly attractive to look at, often implying that they are but lacking in intelligence or depth
something intended to be attractive to the eye without being demanding or contributing anything essential
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