trophy wife


trophy wife
   a younger spouse chosen because her appearance indicates her husband's enhanced status
   Or what he conceives his enhanced status to be. Also as trophy or trophy model:
    By now Alex had metamorphosed into the country-dwelling driver of a studiedlytrot mudded Range Rover, with trophy wife, son and gundog. (Daily Telegraph, 31 August 1998)
    ... the grieving, abandoned yet dutiful first wife who got traded in for a trophy. (Grisham, 1998):
    More often than not the tycoon dumps the first wife for a trophy model. (Sunday Telegraph, 21 March 1999)

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  • Trophy Wife — (zu deutsch etwa „Trophäenfrau“, „Beutefrau“ oder seltener „Trophäenweibchen“) ist ein seit 1989 gebräuchlicher, entgegen seiner ursprünglichen Konnotation auch abwertend gebrauchter Begriff für eine in der Regel gutaussehende junge Frau, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trophy wife — n. a wife, often, specif., a second wife, who is attractive and younger than her usually wealthy husband and regarded as symbolizing his success …   English World dictionary

  • trophy wife — UK US noun [C] (plural wives) ► a young attractive woman who is married to a rich and successful older man and acts as a symbol of his social position …   Financial and business terms

  • Trophy wife — A trophy wife is commonly used to describe any wife who is considered a status symbol.The term trophy wife was coined by Julie Connelly, a senior editor of Fortune magazine, in a cover story in the issue of Aug. 28, 1989 [cite news… …   Wikipedia

  • trophy wife — noun a wife who is an attractive young woman; seldom the first wife of an affluent older man his trophy wife was an asset to his business • Hypernyms: ↑wife, ↑married woman * * * noun, pl ⋯ wives [count] informal + disapproving : an attractive… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trophy wife — tro′phy wife n. cvs soc the young, often second, wife of a rich middle aged man • Etymology: 1985–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • trophy wife — the young, often second, wife of a rich middle aged man. [1985 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • trophy wife — noun A wife, usually young and attractive, regarded as a status symbol for the husband, usually older and affluent …   Wiktionary

  • trophy wife — noun informal, derogatory a young, attractive wife regarded as a status symbol for an older man …   English new terms dictionary

  • The Trophy Wife's Secret — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Tod in einer Sommernacht Originaltitel: One Hot Summer Night The Trophy Wife s Secret Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1998 Länge: 85 Minuten Originalsprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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