MEANING: noun: One who forms a romantic relationship with a rich person for money.

ETYMOLOGY: From the metaphorical use of the term for someone who digs for gold. Earliest documented use: 1826 in a literal sense, 1911 in a figurative sense.

GOLD-DAGGER - King Midas' preferred weapon (of necessity)

GOLD-JIGGER - extremely classy and expensive whiskey

GOLF-DIGGER - a duffer who strews divots left and right