eye candy


Definition of eye candy

: something superficially attractive to look at

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Which games are going to serve the most delicious and irresistible eye candy? Jess Grey, Wired, 17 May 2021 Even the old garage, a 1990s addition to the property, is eye candy. Jarret Einck, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 May 2021 It’s where everyone in the industry congregates after a long day of novelty eye candy. Sean Santiago, ELLE Decor, 4 May 2021 Others — like today’s description of the hike to the relatively new Bear Canyon suspension bridge — will be all new eye candy. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Apr. 2021 From glass pearl croakies to dangling strands of diamanté fringe, these glitzy chains are the definition of eye candy! Madeline Fass, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2021 Even if there is a digital design component, like with Avatar or Black Panther, this branch will reliably favor having a lot of eye candy to look at. Chris Feil, Vulture, 25 Mar. 2021 This isn’t like snorkeling in the Keys, for example, where colorful coral and tropical saltwater fish provide plenty of underwater eye candy. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 31 Dec. 2020 Fleur du Mal Between its bestselling silk-satin triangle bra, cutout demi cups, and velvet embroidered demi cup, Fleur du Mal offers plenty of eye candy for intimate occasions—alone or with a significant other. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 25 Mar. 2021

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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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27 May 2021

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“Eye candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20candy. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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