gold-dig

verb

Definition of gold-dig

transitive verb
:to extract money or gifts from by coaxing or flattery
  • why did you coax him, tease him, gold-dig him
  • —Sinclair Lewis
intransitive verb
:to extract money or gifts from men by coaxing or flattery
  • she went with him wherever he wanted to go, and she never tried to maneuver him or gold-dig
  • —Ann Chidester

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Origin and Etymology of gold-dig

back-formation from gold digger


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