from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang An attractive person who accompanies another to public gatherings but is not romantically involved with that person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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 appeal.
Attested US 1992. Presumably derived from eye candy (attested 1984). (Wiktionary)