gold·​bug | \ ˈgōl(d)-ˌbəg How to pronounce goldbug (audio) \

Definition of goldbug

1 : a supporter of the gold standard
2 : a person who invests in or hoards gold

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Ever since the world left the gold standard, a die-hard band of goldbugs has demanded the U.S. return. Greg Ip, WSJ, "Judy Shelton, a Goldbug Who Bends to Fit Trump," 4 July 2019 First, goldbugs want a hedge against an economic catastrophe or inflation. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "Is Bitcoin the Most Obvious Bubble Ever?," 9 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of goldbug

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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