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gold-digger

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gold-digger rate
(Adult / Slang)
1. Or: gold-miner , a young woman seeking or attaching herself to a rich and/or powerful older man (or sugar-daddy) who will support her; one seeking money and expensive gifts from wealthy, usually older, men. A term popular in the 1920-40s; now dated.
Synonyms: big game hunter; demimondaine; digger; diamond-digger; gigolette; girl on the gold standard; gold-miner; jewel coaxer; pocket twister; prospector.

Quotes:

(1) Frisco Doll/Rose Carlton (Mae West) in Klondike Annie (1936): ' A gold rush is what happens when a line of chorus girls spot a man with a bankroll.'

(2) Stan (Stan Laurel) to Mary Roberts (Rosina Lawrence) whom has inherited a gold mine in Way Out West (1937): ' Now that you've got the mine, I'll bet you'll be a swell gold digger.'

2. Young gay male seeking to seduce an older, wealthy man to support him. Synonym: antique dealer.



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