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Trophy Wife


Definition: The term "trophy wife" generally refers to a successful, powerful businessman's second or third wife who is beautiful, educated, successful, and younger than her husband.

A "trophy wife" is considered a status symbol.

"Trophy wife" reportedly was first used by Fortune magazine in 1989.

Also Known As: Gold digger, boy toy, power bride
"Our romantic ideals are always grounded in economic realities, from the Victorian marriage model to the 1980s masters of the universe for whom a standard-issue trophy wife was a badge of honor."
Source: Deborah Siegel. "The New Trophy Wife." PsychologyToday.com. Jan/Feb 2004.

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