gold digging

  1. the work of digging for gold.

  2. gold diggings, a region where digging or seeking for gold, especially by placer mining, is carried on.

Origin of gold digging

First recorded in 1795–1805

Words Nearby gold digging Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gold digging in a sentence

  • Ashley has attacked the legal side of gold-digging in the past, without naming names.

  • He sighed for more congenial employment, meditated much over the subject, and finally resolved to give up gold-digging.

    Digging for Gold | R.M. Ballantyne
  • When the goldfields were discovered, I turned to gold-digging; and between that and bullock-driving I have spent all my time.

    Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • Footnote 4: This sticking the pick in the ground is an honoured gold-digging custom.

    Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • For four or five years gold digging had been on the average a fairly remunerative occupation.