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goldbug

or gold bug

[ gohld-buhg ]
/ ˈgoʊldˌbʌg /
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noun

Informal. a person, especially an economist or politician, who supports the gold standard.
Informal. a person who believes in buying gold bullion as a personal investment.

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Origin of goldbug

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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