\ ˈbliŋ How to pronounce bling (audio) \
variants: or bling-bling \ ˈbliŋ-​ˌbliŋ How to pronounce bling-bling (audio) \

Definition of bling

: flashy jewelry worn especially as an indication of wealth or status broadly : expensive and ostentatious possessions

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Twelve years later, Lewis collected more bling in his final ride. 19. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "The 51 greatest players in Super Bowl history," 25 Jan. 2018 The rapper, who reportedly owns $1 million worth of bling, sported two chokers, multiple thick diamond bracelets, a fistful of hulking megawatt rings, and glimmering stud earrings. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Offset, the Rapper, Goes Raver at Paris Fashion Week Men's," 15 Jan. 2019 Most impressive were the $15,000 crocodile Tom Ford shoes—that’s 15 big racks in Drake speak—then the bling. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Drake’s Million Dollar Outfit Is His Latest Fashion Milestone," 4 Apr. 2019 Drug money permeates throughout Mexico, but narco culture is more visible in places like its capital Culiacan, where residents flash bling and expensive watches. Carlos Rodriguez And Amy Guthrie, Fox News, "Maradona to coach soccer club in Mexico's cartel heartland," 10 Sep. 2018 It was packed with bling—helipad, home theater, gym, garden, pool—but the internet connection was bad. Newley Purnell, WSJ, "Two Years Ago, India Lacked Fast, Cheap Internet—One Billionaire Changed All That," 5 Sep. 2018 And Issa Rae seemed to announce her engagement by simply appearing on a magazine cover sporting some new bling. Nicole Briese, Allure, "Emma Stone Sparks Massive Engagement Rumors Due to Ring Finger Accessory," 7 Apr. 2019 Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are both partial to some additional bling on formal occasions, while the Queen’s own understated collection of jewels is thought to be worth a casual £3billion ($3.85 billion) and more. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Why Princess Eugenie Can't Wear a Tiara But Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Can," 23 Aug. 2018 And the former Yankee wore his own major bling to match. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Alex Rodriguez Wore His 2009 World Series Championship Ring to Propose to Jennifer Lopez," 15 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of bling

1999, in the meaning defined above

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