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noun

an object, habit, etc., by which the social or economic status of the possessor may be judged.

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British Dictionary definitions for status symbol

status symbol

noun

a possession which is regarded as proof of the owner's social position, wealth, prestige, etc
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Idioms and Phrases with status symbol

status symbol

A position or activity that allows one's social prestige to be displayed, as in She doesn't even drive; that car of hers is purely a status symbol. [Mid-1900s]

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