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eye candy

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noun
  1. Slang. someone or something that is visually attractive or pleasing but is usually considered to lack worth or merit.
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Origin of eye candy

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for eye-candy

eye candy

noun informal
  1. a person who is or people considered highly attractive to look at, often implying that they are but lacking in intelligence or depth
  2. something intended to be attractive to the eye without being demanding or contributing anything essential
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Word Origin and History for eye-candy

n.

also eye candy, "attractive woman on a TV show, etc.," by 1978, based on a metaphor also found in nose candy "cocaine" (1930).

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