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conspicuous consumption

noun

Simple Definition of conspicuous consumption

  • : the act or practice of spending money on expensive things that are not necessary in order to impress other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conspicuous consumption

  1. :  lavish or wasteful spending thought to enhance social prestige

Examples of conspicuous consumption in a sentence

  1. a culture of conspicuous consumption



1899

First Known Use of conspicuous consumption

1899


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