arm candy
   a good-looking female companion
   Escorted by a man in public:
    Hurley, then seen merely as Grant's armcandy, became famous when she wore a dress by Gianni Versace. (Daily Telegraph, 24 May 2000)

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  • arm candy — (ARM kan.dee) n. An extremely beautiful person who accompanies a member of the opposite sex to a party or event, but is not romantically involved with that person (cf. eye candy). Example Citation: Now that gossip and society columnists are… …   New words

  • arm candy — arm ,candy noun uncount INFORMAL an attractive person that you take to a social event because they are attractive rather than because they are intelligent or because you are having a romantic relationship with them ─ compare EYE CANDY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • arm candy — Slang. a very attractive person who accompanies someone on a date, as to a public event, but is not romantically involved with that person. [1990 95] * * * ˈarm candy 7 [arm candy] noun uncountable (informal) a bea …   Useful english dictionary

  • arm candy — noun An attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual …   Wiktionary

  • arm\ candy — That exceptionally attractive and younger person walking with the older well to do person. I met Dr. Watson s latest date. He always has the best arm candy …   Dictionary of american slang

  • arm\ candy — That exceptionally attractive and younger person walking with the older well to do person. I met Dr. Watson s latest date. He always has the best arm candy …   Dictionary of american slang

  • arm candy — arm′ can dy n. sl. a very attractive person who accompanies someone on a date, as to a public event, but is not romantically involved with that person • Etymology: 1990–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • arm candy — n a temporary escort, typically a fellow stu dent or unattached acquaintance, cho sen to accompany to a social function. An Americanism of the late 1990s heard in the UK since 2000. Social handbag is a synonym. Compare eye candy …   Contemporary slang

  • arm candy — UK / US noun [uncountable] informal an attractive person that you take to a social event because they are attractive rather than because they are intelligent or because you are having a romantic relationship with them See: eye candy …   English dictionary

  • arm candy — Slang. a very attractive person who accompanies someone on a date, as to a public event, but is not romantically involved with that person. [1990 95] * * * …   Universalium

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