Nearby words

  1. blindside,
  2. blindsight,
  3. blindstorey,
  4. blindstory,
  5. blindworm,
  6. bling-bling,
  7. blinging,
  8. blinglish,
  9. blini,
  10. blink

Origin of bling

1995-2000; perhaps imitative of the imaginary sound that light makes when reflecting off a diamond Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for blinger



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").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper