bling-bling

bling

[bling] Slang.
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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bling-bling or bling (ˈblɪŋˌblɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  slang flashy; ostentatious; glitzy
 
n
2.  ostentatious jewellery
 
[C20: imitative of jewellery clashing together or of light reflecting off jewellery]
 
bling or bling
 
adj
 
n
 
[C20: imitative of jewellery clashing together or of light reflecting off jewellery]

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Main Entry:  bling-bling
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  expensive, esp. showy or vulgar jewelry or clothing
Example:  The rapper wore his bling-bling jewelry to the party.
Etymology:  from hip-hop vocabulary; imitative of the light reflected off such jewelry
Usage:  slang
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Word Origin & History

bling
also bling-bling, by 1997, U.S. rap slang, "wealth, expensive accessories," a sound suggestive of the glitter of jewels and precious metals (cf. Ger. blinken "to gleam, sparkle").
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