Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A beetle of a golden color.
  • noun An advocate of the single gold standard in finance; a ‘gold man.’

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Examples

  • Salinger obviously was a recluse, but I dunno, was he, say, a gold-bug, or against fluoridation of water? wiley says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Why Choose?

  • The ensuing chaos would do a lot to discredit the brand of gold-bug/Fed-phobic lunacy he represents.

    Matthew Yglesias » Monetary Policy, Dixie-Style

  • Thus, Barr, the mainstream libertarian and professional conservative politician, failed even more miserably than a gold-bug politician who ran on abolishing the Federal Reserve and unilaterally withdrawing the U.S. from the Cold War, and who took time out of his campaign to give long interviews about the Trilateral Commission and the secret manipulations of the international bankers.

    Contrarium sequitur

  • Thus, Barr, the mainstream libertarian and professional conservative politician, failed even more miserably than a gold-bug politician who ran on abolishing the Federal Reserve and unilaterally withdrawing the U.S. from the Cold War, and who took time out of his campaign to give long interviews about the Trilateral Commission and the secret manipulations of the international bankers.

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – November – 18

  • Let me make a confession, I am not a gold-bug, but my original introduction to economics was by someone who stressed the virtues of 'honest money' and I wrote an op-ed as a youngster advocating a return to a true gold-standard.

    The Austrian Economists:

  • Let me make a confession, I am not a gold-bug, but my original introduction to economics was by someone who stressed the virtues of 'honest money' and I wrote an op-ed as a youngster advocating a return to a true gold-standard.

    Did the Gold Standard Cause the Great Depression? - The Austrian Economists

  • The book starts with the ancient world and ends with nineteenth-century Britain; its subject is “the origin, rise and despotism of the gold-bug”; the United States is barely mentioned.

    Interpretations of American History

  • The book starts with the ancient world and ends with nineteenth-century Britain; its subject is “the origin, rise and despotism of the gold-bug”; the United States is barely mentioned.

    Interpretations of American History

  • The story of the gold-bug is that of a man who finds a piece of parchment on which is a secret writing telling where Captain Kidd hid his treasure off the coast of South Carolina.

    Four Famous American Writers: Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, James Russell Lowell, Bayard Taylor A Book for Young Americans

  • Lieutenant G---- affects the course of events, the incident of the dog rushing in, the effect of introducing the gold-bug and making it the title of the story.

    Selections from Poe

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