eye candy


: something superficially attractive to look at

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
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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eye candy was in 1978

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“Eye candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20candy. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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