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
/ (ˈblɪŋɪŋ) /

adjective slang

flashy and expensive
very good

Word Origin for blinging

C20: from bling-bling
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