a person who seeks or digs for gold in a gold field.
Informal. a woman who associates with or marries a man chiefly for material gain.
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Origin of gold digger
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for gold digger
a person who prospects or digs for gold
informal a woman who uses her sexual attractions to accumulate gifts and wealth or advance her social position
Derived forms of gold-diggergold-digging, noun
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