arm candy

noun

Definition of arm candy

: a young attractive person who accompanies a usually older person at social events

Examples of arm candy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, structured pieces make for a particularly nice piece of arm candy. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Shop 15 Sleek Alternatives to the Bulky Backpack," 27 July 2019 Of course, structured pieces make for a particularly nice piece of arm candy. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Shop 15 Sleek Alternatives to the Bulky Backpack," 27 July 2019 The Duke of Edinburgh has made peace with his role as the Queen's arm candy, but the former pilot is now facing a midlife crisis. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Netflix original series ‘The Crown’ shines brighter than ever in Season 3," 4 Nov. 2019 The Duke of Edinburgh has made peace with his role as the Queen’s arm candy, but the former pilot is now facing a midlife crisis. Lorraine Ali, chicagotribune.com, "Review: ‘The Crown’ shines brighter than ever in Season 3," 4 Nov. 2019 Of course, structured pieces make for a particularly nice piece of arm candy. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Shop 15 Sleek Alternatives to the Bulky Backpack," 27 July 2019 From the Medea sisters’ sweet pink mini shopper to Wandler’s tart baby blue top handle, the women of Stockholm were seen donning some serious arm candy. Vogue, "The 5 Spring Bag Trends to Know, From the Coolest Women Around the World," 10 Mar. 2019 Much like our Lord and Savior Rihanna, Met Gala standbys Blake Lively and husband/arm candy Ryan Reynolds failed to make an appearance at the 2019 event, depriving the masses of a swoon-worthy gown and some very cute PDA. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Blake Lively Missed the 2019 Met Gala and People Are Not Pleased," 7 May 2019 Of course, structured pieces make for a particularly nice piece of arm candy. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Shop 15 Sleek Alternatives to the Bulky Backpack," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of arm candy

1992, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jan 2020

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“Arm candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arm%20candy. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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