eye candy


Definition of eye candy

: something superficially attractive to look at

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Synonyms for eye candy


candyfloss [British], cotton candy, tinsel

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Examples of eye candy in a Sentence

A lot of the material on their Web site is just eye candy. a fashionable portrait painter in his day, he is now regarded as a minor purveyor of eye candy

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From Brazil to South Africa these Black men are delicious eye candy! Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "26 Photos of Traveling Black Men That Will Keep You Hot & Inspired to Go," 9 Sep. 2019 The latest to join, EW has learned, is Younger star Nico Tortorella, confirming that the cast will have some definitive eye candy in the zombie apocalypse. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Younger star Nico Tortorella joins third Walking Dead series," 5 Aug. 2019 For quake-chasers, those 30 years of twinkling lights are pure eye candy, the geological equivalent of shiny bling-bling. Patrick May, The Mercury News, "Recent California earthquakes and other disasters have spawned a time-lapse treasure trove," 26 July 2019 Scroll through the gallery for our favorite Jidenna eye candy moments. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Jidenna Is Trending For Just Being Fine, And Who Could Be Mad At That?," 11 July 2019 Between classic sports cars and go-go boots, there’s a lot of eye candy in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Erika Stalder, Glamour, "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood," 30 July 2019 The $29 sea bass moistened with a sauce including yellow mustard seeds is also very good, if not the same eye candy. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Commonwealth Indian is dressed to thrill in Rockville," 26 June 2019 The event, which includes kids activities, racing simulators and lots of auto eye candy, draws thousands of people to the M1 Concourse. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Ready, set, drag race: Roadkill Nights returns to Pontiac, adds a day," 20 June 2019 But statistics at this nascent of a stage are not even eye candy. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. runs around expectations, limitations," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of eye candy

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eye candy was in 1978

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English Language Learners Definition of eye candy

informal : someone or something that is attractive but is not serious or interesting

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readily or continually undergoing change

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