Definition of gold digger in English:

gold digger

Pronunciation /ɡōld ˈdiɡər/ /ɡoʊld ˈdɪɡər/


  • A person who dates others purely to extract money from them, in particular a woman who strives to marry a wealthy man.

    ‘this place is packed with gold diggers’
    • ‘And men avoid gold-diggers by giving only gifts that have no intrinsic value.’
    • ‘Catherine Zeta Jones plays a gold-digger who marries for money when she falls for a divorce lawyer in her latest movie Intolerable Cruelty.’
    • ‘Their results show that offering an expensive present signals the man's serious intentions, but he must be wary of being exploited by gold-diggers who will dump him after receiving the gift.’
    • ‘So are women who fight rich husbands for half their wealth gold-diggers trading on someone else's genius, or trail-blazers for female equality?’
    • ‘‘And he loves telling women he is a millionaire so the only types he ever meets are gold-diggers,’ she said.’
    • ‘I thought both programmes were about egomaniacs, and I fail to see the heroism in a bunch of gold-diggers playing silly games on a sunny island.’
    • ‘He says his ad in the International Herald Tribune has been carefully designed to ward off fraudsters or gold-diggers.’
    • ‘The men complain about gold-diggers who are just trolling for millionaires.’
    • ‘‘Michael's brother Billy asked me once or twice if I was a gold-digger, but I told him that I have my own money,’ Anna laughs.’
    • ‘In the Coen brothers' Intolerable Cruelty she plays a gold-digger using pre-nuptial agreements to hopscotch her way to riches.’
    • ‘So there is one problem he did not face - wondering if his bride is a gold-digger.’
    • ‘Not only did he have to bat away the gold-diggers and clingers, he also had to deal with the women that were merely with him to earn notoriety and a reputation in the eyes of world's press.’
    • ‘Well actually put it like this, Mirella was a gold-digger and I hated her.’
    • ‘She's not a gold-digger, if that's what you mean!’
    • ‘Being a gold-digger at heart, she soon dumps him for his rich daddy, Frank, who is lonely and vulnerable.’
    • ‘From the moment I set eyes on her, I knew she was a gold-digger.’
    • ‘She was a gold-digger at the simplest meaning of the word: She had no love for her husband, she married him simply upon his wealth.’
    • ‘In your lifetime as a woman, there will be people queuing up at one time or another to call you nutty, a tart, a gold-digger, and worse; why give them a helping hand?’
    • ‘She may not be a gold-digger, but she's after attention and fame.’
    • ‘Or what about the wealthy senior who married a gorgeous gold-digger decades younger than him?’


gold digger

/ɡōld ˈdiɡər/ /ɡoʊld ˈdɪɡər/