eye candy

noun

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 website 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 But the section offers much more than eye candy, Nikita Stewart, Real Estate’s editor, says. New York Times, 29 May 2022 Apophis’s close approach could offer more than celestial eye candy. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, 5 May 2022 More than 400 objects from the archives, including the annual Blue Book high jewelry collections and the original Breakfast at Tiffany’s screenplay—and, naturally, a deluge of diamonds—provide plenty of eye candy. Rima Suqi, ELLE Decor, 29 June 2022 Maybe the hullabaloo about being a digital native or an AI native is merely eye candy and nothing more. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 12 June 2022 But aside from standing out on your vanity, the brand’s signature look goes deeper than just being eye candy. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 26 Apr. 2022 For epic underwater landscapes and even more aquatic eye candy, book a private scuba tour with a local dive company. Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2022 Only an average villain and a lot of dark, eye candy. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 28 Feb. 2022 Other eye candy includes a shimmering array of costumes flowing from William Ivey Long, including a trick wedding dress that deserves it own bow. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 18 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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eyebrow pencil

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eye-catcher

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Last Updated

7 Aug 2022

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“Eye candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20candy. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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