arm candy

noun

Definition of arm candy

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

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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 And Tom is equally as supportive of his supermodel wife as her official arm candy at red carpet events. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Really Do Have the Strongest Marriage," 2 Feb. 2018 And Tom is equally as supportive of his supermodel wife as her official arm candy at red carpet events. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Really Do Have the Strongest Marriage," 2 Feb. 2018 And Tom is equally as supportive of his supermodel wife as her official arm candy at red carpet events. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Really Do Have the Strongest Marriage," 2 Feb. 2018 Not one of them is expendable or arm candy or waiting to be rescued by a man. Nicole Blades, Good Housekeeping, "7 Reasons Why All Parents Should Take Their Kids to See "Black Panther"," 7 Mar. 2018 As for this season, Balenciaga went the extra mile, and threw in a stellar accessory to make the concept all the more believable: Everyone’s favorite new arm candy, the insanely handsome bodyguard. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Balenciaga’s Newest Campaign Is a Paparazzi Dream," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of arm candy

1992, in the meaning defined above

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