trophy wife

noun

informal + disapproving
: an attractive young woman who is married to an older successful man

Examples of trophy wife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Coen brothers' 1998 cult classic is an offbeat crime caper about a shaggy, White Russian-swilling stoner named The Dude (Jeff Bridges), who gets pulled into a ransom scheme involving a rich philanthropist's two-timing trophy wife (Tara Reid). Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024 Boyd is more than a trophy wife, however, always seeking her own identity separate from that of her partners. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 19 Feb. 2024 As a trophy wife abandoned in pursuit of other prizes, Fox is sorely affecting, her worldly poise crumpling as Linda’s inexperience is exposed and abused. Guy Lodge, Variety, 20 Sep. 2023

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“Trophy wife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trophy%20wife. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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