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bling

[bling] /blɪŋ/
noun
1.
expensive and flashy jewelry, clothing, or other possessions.
2.
the flaunting of such possessions or the flashy lifestyle associated with it.
adjective
3.
flashy; ostentatious.
verb (used without object)
4.
to flaunt one's material wealth; live a flashy lifestyle.
verb (used with object)
5.
to dress or adorn in a flashy way:
Bling up your wardrobe!
Also, bling-bling.
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noun

jewelry, often gaudy or ostentatious

Word Origin

from the sound it makes

Usage Note

slang

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bling

n.

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").

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