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

Examples of bling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Eliantte bling gifted to Ice was indeed done with Dunkin’, the coffee and doughnut chain confirmed to Billboard. Anna Chan, Billboard, 12 Sep. 2023 Prime seems to have plenty enough bling to coach at a high level. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 Ashgari also posted his own cute pic of the moment, with an up-close look at Britney's new bling. Alexis Jones, Women's Health, 16 Aug. 2023 The New York Times had 50 rappers tell 50 stories, published an ode to 63 rappers who died too young and another to bling. Keith McMillan, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Aug. 2023 Justin Dior wore a sporty jacket and King, who posed individually, styled in a leather vest, bling and grey jeans. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 Speaking of that bling, Brown said Bongiovi used her mother’s ring in his proposal. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 29 Aug. 2023 Wearing a fuchsia onesie, a white manicure, and some serious finger bling — and yet totally makeup-free — the 56-year-old looked to be having the time of her life. Tish Weinstock, Allure, 25 July 2023 His praise of the woman’s ergon kalon, her beautiful act, helped legitimize the church budgets that afterward were set aside for effigies and bling. Julian Bell, The New York Review of Books, 20 July 2023 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1999, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bling was in 1999

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“Bling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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