Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who digs for or mines gold.

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Examples

  • It happens that the antiquities collector is also seeking Jason's Golden Fleece for an avaricious gold-digger named Sand Saref (played by the fetching Seychelle Gabrielle in flashback and by the vampier Eva Mendes in the present), who also happens to be the Spirit's teen heartthrob.

    Movie Review: The Spirit

  • McGuinness described Cetin as "controlling" and a "gold-digger" and claimed that he had been keen on acquiring the property the McGuinness family owned on the Turkish Aegean.

    Turkey murders: father flies out to comfort daughter in wake of killings

  • We haven't seen his daughter this entire season (have we?) and he's married to a young gold-digger who spends his money and, if he loses enough through this, may leave him, while simultaneously trying to sleep with Joan, whom he recently got pregnant.

    Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Welcome to My World

  • Mixed in with the vitriol levelled by the press and its readers at Mills when their marriage ended was an element of told-you-so directed at Sir Paul himself, a sort of collective satisfaction in characterising them as a rich and foolish old man duped and deluded by a conniving gold-digger, one of the oldest stories in the book.

    Sir Paul, you're a credit to your love songs | Stephanie Merritt

  • Meanwhile, she is his "accuser," reduced to a type: a "hotel maid" or a "college student," and thus is set up to be caricatured as a gold-digger, or a vindictive woman, someone with a clear motive to accuse an innocent man of a serious felony.

    Jackson Katz: DSK's Alleged Victim Should Not Be Called His "Accuser"

  • Hillary is a gold-digger who will grab anyone's coattails that can help her self-serving ego.

    Romney PAC raises $1.6M in six months

  • Even though I went into the audition convinced it was a gold-digging ruse -- by the way, if I had given off the least bit of a gold-digger vibe I am sure I would've been out the door so props to the dating company there -- I came out struck most by what Golden Bachelor's idea of what a woman should be.

    Tiffany Ap: Who Wants to Date a Billionaire?

  • Elizabeth Stanley shows us a show biz gold-digger with bravura but she also performs the sad "Growing Up" with considerable depth.

    Howard Kissel: Merrily We Roll Along

  • Sweeping stereotypes are horrible -- I hate being seen as a high-maintenance gold-digger living off my ex's hard-earned money just because I'm a divorced blonde.

    Should Women Really "Go Ugly"?

  • Palin is a gold-digger and will and is NOT qualified to be President of U.S. maybe a Mayor ....... she trying trying to run on her looks alone and there better be smarter AMERICANS than that!!!!

    Palin fires back at Schwarzenegger

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