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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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British Dictionary definitions for bling-bling

bling-bling

/ˈblɪŋˌblɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(slang) flashy; ostentatious; glitzy
noun
2.
ostentatious jewellery
Word Origin
C20: imitative of jewellery clashing together or of light reflecting off jewellery
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Contemporary definitions for bling-bling
adjective

expensive, esp. showy or vulgar jewelry or clothing

Examples

The rapper wore his bling-bling jewelry to the party.

Word Origin

from hip-hop vocabulary; imitative of the light reflected off such jewelry

Usage Note

slang

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Word Origin and History for bling-bling

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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Slang definitions & phrases for bling-bling

bling-bling

noun

Jewelry, often gaudy or ostentatious: keep trying to find some bling-bling for my right hand

[1990s+; fr the sound it makes]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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