Green’s Dictionary of Slang

-magnet sfx

used to imply allure, usu. sexual, but occas. not, e.g. cop magnet

[US](con. 1964–8) J. Ellroy Cold Six Thousand 256: Keep Donkey Dom — Dom’s a fruit magnet — Dom draws fruit biz.

In phrases

babe magnet (n.) (also bitch magnet, poontang..., shag...) [babe n. (3) ]

a man who is (or an object which makes a man) irresistibly alluring to a woman.

[US]P. Munro Sl. U.
[US]M. Myers et al. Wayne’s World II [film script] With a voice like that, he’s got to be a babe magnet.
[US](con. 1986) G. Pelecanos Sweet Forever 68: Owning this television was like having a ‘poontang magnet’ in your very own home.
[US]D. Lypchuk ‘A dirty little story’ in eye mag. 8 July 🌐 She thought he was a bit of all right, a bitch magnet, a real hootchie freak daddy flyboy rack smasher, but now she felt herself dreaming of putting him on a tight leash.
[UK]K. Sampson Powder 482: They all realised that the bus was going to be a shag magnet.
[US]T. Dorsey Stingray Shuffle 144: ‘How do I look?’ ‘Babe magnet.’.
[SA]IOL News (Western Cape) 14 June 🌐 The ultimate Mom’s Taxi? Not really. But a babe magnet for sure!
[Scot]V. McDermid Out of Bounds (2017) 40: You beard [...] Trust me, Jason, it’s not going to be a babe magnet.
chick magnet (n.)

a man who is irresistibly alluring to women.

D.G. Gallagher Halloween Havoc 192: Suddenly Harvey’s a chick magnet and Sabrina’s out in the cold.
M. Deves et al. Fertile Ground: An Anthol. of South Aus. Creative Writing 69: Well, have you ever seen a chick-magnet with three noses? Right, well let’s get on with it then.
[Aus]T. Winton ‘Big World’ in Turning (2005) 2: A chick magnet, that’s what we want.
[US]J. Ellroy Hilliker Curse 18: Mike Hammer was a chick magnet and a Commie-snuff artiste.
cop magnet (n.) [cop n.1 (1) ]

anything or anyone that attracts the unwelcome interest of the police. Jul. 🌐 He drove it around, but it was a cop magnet, and he complained about the cost of upkeep.
‘iwashoff’ Journal 2 Jan. at 🌐 this tag belongs on a pick-up, he said. also, you drove by me twice, and when i ran your tag i saw that the car belonged to a legee so i figured i’d stop you to make sure you weren’t your brother riding around causing lots of trouble. oh, how it sucks to live in a super small town and share a last name with a kid the cops know far too well. i am officially a cop-magnet.
fanny magnet (n.) [fanny n.1 ]

anything that catches the female eye, e.g. a very attractive (young) man, an attractive motorcar.

[UK]Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: fanny magnet n. A flash car towards the driver of which totty (qv) is attracted.
[UK]Helen Walsh Brass 38: I love the way my Dad deals with being the campus fanny magnet.
pussy magnet (n.)

(US) a sporty automobile, supposedly appealing to girls.

[US]C. Hiaasen Skinny Dip 67: ‘This’ — she patted the dashboard — ‘ain’t exactly a pussy magnet.’.
shit magnet (n.)

one who attracts problems, personal attacks.

Social Problems 23 218: Another supervisor described a PO with a strong but undeserved reputation for incompetence this way: He's a shit magnet. Don't get me wrong. I like the kid but he's more trouble than he's worth.
G. Lee Honor & Duty 128: In Hell-One, my company, a BJ Plebe like Troth would be a shit magnet, drawing the ire of the upper classes like blasphemy in the Vatican.
[Aus]P. Temple Truth 272: You have become the force’s shit-magnet.
[US](con. 1962) J. Ellroy Enchanters 155: [The] deal [...] ignored laws and condoned shit magnet intrusions.