costume jewelry


noun

jewelry made of nonprecious metals, sometimes gold-plated or silver-plated, often set with imitation or semiprecious stones.

Nearby words

  1. costovertebral,
  2. costoxiphoid,
  3. costrel,
  4. costume,
  5. costume jewellery,
  6. costume piece,
  7. costumer,
  8. costumery,
  9. costumier,
  10. costuming

Origin of costume jewelry

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

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