Dictionary.com

eye candy

Save This Word!

noun

Slang. someone or something that is visually attractive or pleasing but is usually considered to lack worth or merit.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of eye candy

First recorded in 1980–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for eye candy

eye candy

noun informal

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
What's This Word?