[ bling or bling-bling ]
/ blɪŋ or ˈblɪŋˌblɪŋ /
expensive and flashy jewelry, clothing, or other possessions.
the flaunting of such possessions or the flashy lifestyle associated with it.
verb (used without object)
to flaunt one's material wealth; live a flashy lifestyle.
verb (used with object)
to dress or adorn in a flashy way: Bling up your wardrobe!
Words nearby bling
Origin of bling
1995-2000; perhaps imitative of the imaginary sound that light makes when reflecting off a diamond
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Examples from the Web for bling-bling
Bling-bling the bell began ringing and—listen—the door of the clock opened and the hat ashes shovel fell out.Rootabaga Stories|Carl Sandburg
British Dictionary definitions for bling-bling
/ (ˈblɪŋˌblɪŋ) /
slang flashy; ostentatious; glitzy
Word Origin for bling-bling
C20: imitative of jewellery clashing together or of light reflecting off jewellery
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