: one who digs for gold
: a person whose romantic pursuit of, relationship with, or marriage to a wealthy person is primarily or solely motivated by a desire for money
- Whether you're dating a potential gold digger or are surrounded by friends who are constantly asking for handouts, you'll want to protect your money from those kinds of drains.
- —Kimberly Palmer
- For years, it has almost always played out like this: A woman accuses a famous man of harassment, and that famous man calls her a liar. The media reports it, expensive lawyers rush in to also call the woman a liar and maybe a gold digger and maybe worse…
- —Nina Burleigh
- To deflect the impression that he was a gold digger par excellence, Bingham renounced any claim on his new wife's fortune.
- —Richard Kluger
a gold-digging opportunist