transitive verb

: to extract money or gifts from by coaxing or flattery
why did you coax him, tease him, gold-dig himSinclair 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-digAnn Chidester

Word History


back-formation from gold digger

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“Gold-dig.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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