blingier; blingiest
informal
: characterized by bling : extravagantly flashy or showy
The second trend is … increasingly large wheels, especially on S.U.V.'s, associated with the blingiest manifestations of hip-hop style.Rob Walker, New York Times Magazine, 17 June 2007
Their blingy flings are not celebrations of accomplishment; they're celebrations of self.Ana Marie Cox, Time, 24 Apr. 2006
… a blingy hotel lobby …Tom Wolfe, I Am Charlotte Simmons, 2005
Here are two watches that have it all. They're chunky without being clunky, blingy without being over-the-top …Oprah Winfrey, O, The Oprah Magazine, August 2007
'Were you looking for something understated or a little more … blingy?'Michael Obiora, Black Shoes, 2009
We meet Will, a blingy ex-insurance agent …Tanner Stransky, Entertainment Weekly, 20 July 2007

Word History

First Known Use

2003, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blingy was in 2003

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“Blingy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blingy. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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