blingy

adjective
\ ˈbliŋ-ē How to pronounce blingy (audio) \
blingier; blingiest

Definition of blingy

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

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2003, in the meaning defined above

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“Blingy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blingy. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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