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- noun An attractive person who accompanies another to public gatherings but is not romantically involved with that person.
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- noun idiomatic An
attractive, seemingly romantic companionwho accompanies a person in publicsimply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impressionof sexual appeal.
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Attested US 1992. Presumably derived from eye candy (attested 1984).
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