arm candy


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 Kim Kardashian’s arm candy hosts this stand-up showcase. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 12 June 2022 Kim Kardashian’s arm candy hosts this stand-up showcase. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2022 Up your arm candy game with this chic and spring-appropriate bracelet that's available in three more just as fun designs. Bianca Rodriguez, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Apr. 2022 Also not too long ago, the success of a designer bag hinged heavily on expensive advertising supplemented by images of the hottest celebrity carrying the latest arm candy. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 The show is adapted from the 1990 Julia Roberts/ Richard Gere movie about a call girl whose life changes when a wealthy man hires her to be arm candy for a few days. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Mar. 2022 Meanwhile, Elle Macpherson plays the beard-iest Batman love interest, arm candy for parties who barely knows her one-year boyfriend. Darren Franich,, 3 Feb. 2022 Seeing a tiny blonde heroine — the type who'd normally make shrieking baddie fodder or vacuous on-screen arm candy — cast as a hero meant everything to kids who already sensed they too were destined to be underestimated. Holly Thomas, CNN, 22 Jan. 2022 But no one loves the eye-catching arm candy as much as Balenciaga disciple Kim Kardashian, whose commitment to Demna’s vision frequently involves her wiggling into full-look stretch-satin to realize her street-style art. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 12 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of arm candy

1992, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of arm candy was in 1992

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23 Jun 2022

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“Arm candy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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