gold digger

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  1. a person who seeks or digs for gold in a gold field.
  2. Informal. a woman who associates with or marries a man chiefly for material gain.

Origin of gold digger

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for gold digger

bloodsucker, leech, parasite, sponge, user, exploiter, forty-niner, mineworker

Word Origin and History for gold digger

also gold-digger, "woman who pursues men for their money," first recorded 1915. Literal sense attested from 1830.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper