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bling

or bling-bling

[bling or bling-bling]Slang.
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noun
  1. expensive and flashy jewelry, clothing, or other possessions.
  2. the flaunting of such possessions or the flashy lifestyle associated with it.
adjective
  1. flashy; ostentatious.
verb (used without object)
  1. to flaunt one's material wealth; live a flashy lifestyle.
verb (used with object)
  1. to dress or adorn in a flashy way: Bling up your wardrobe!

Origin of bling

1995-2000; perhaps imitative of the imaginary sound that light makes when reflecting off a diamond
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British Dictionary definitions for blinging

blinging

adjective slang
  1. flashy and expensive
  2. very good

Word Origin

C20: from bling-bling
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Word Origin and History for blinging

bling

n.

also bling-bling, by 1997, U.S. rap slang, "wealth, expensive accessories," a sound suggestive of the glitter of jewels and precious metals (cf. German blinken "to gleam, sparkle").

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