8 Words That Are Older Than You Think
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").
Something remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; humdinger: real blingers going through to the phase of secondary infection
[1900+; fr bling, ''ring,'' perhaps referring to ringing the bell in some carnival contest]