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 In this episode, model Martha Hunt takes us inside the jewelry box, showing off her favorite arm candy, including a dazzling bracelet and an empowering necklace with an inspiring backstory. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Martha Hunt Shares Her Favorite Jewelry in 'Precious Metals'," 16 Sep. 2020 Up your arm candy with this meaningful cuff bracelet. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "35 products that will add a little bit of joy to your life," 8 Sep. 2020 According to Page Six, the new arm candy was worth a cool $24,000, which is almost as cute as a surprise phone call. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez Gets the Best Gift From Boyfriend Alex Rodriguez for Their Two Year Anniversary," 18 Feb. 2019 Unlike rice and pasta, which often take the starring role in main courses, potatoes are relegated to the sidelines — usually as fluffy fleshed arm candy to some meaty protein hogging the limelight. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Got Potatoes and Tuna? You’re Most of the Way to Dinner," 20 Mar. 2020 Bookmark this page or text it to your group chat, because everyone deserves to know about the latest must-buy arm candy. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The Best New Bags of 2020," 26 Dec. 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 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

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First Known Use of arm candy

1992, in the meaning defined above

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“Arm candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arm%20candy. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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