costume jewelry

noun

Definition of costume jewelry

: jewelry designed for wear with current fashions and usually made of inexpensive materials

Examples of costume jewelry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another deceptively enormous complex, The Compound is home to a slew of antiques dealers as well as vendors specializing in costume jewelry, glassware, and art. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "The Beginner's Guide to the Round Top Antiques Show," 24 Jan. 2020 Trucks traverse the road, ferrying goods made in southeastern China like air-conditioners, cellphones, costume jewelry and shirts. New York Times, "Highways on Fire. Semesters Cut Short. A Recession. Can Hong Kong Heal?," 14 Nov. 2019 New and like-new items will be for sale, including costume jewelry, stocking stuffers, Christmas items, serving dishes in time for holiday parties, knickknacks, books, wall hangings and more. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 8 Nov. 2019 Someone entered a home in the 1400 block of North Austin Boulevard and stole numerous pieces of costume jewelry, an Apple iPad, an LG tablet, a gold bracelet and a charm bracelet valued at $1,700 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:05 p.m. Oct. 9. chicagotribune.com, "Oak Park police: Man implies he has weapon in order to have car released from tow truck," 14 Oct. 2019 His shop is unremarkable in a maze of stalls that spill out onto the sidewalks, all selling a version of the same sneakers, flowing dresses, stretch denim and costume jewelry. Washington Post, "What’s driving anti-immigrant violence in South Africa? It’s not just economic anxiety.," 11 Sep. 2019 Also, bring a magnifying glass or loop to spot teenie makers’ marks stamped on vintage costume jewelry (some brands can be quite valuable) or to read minuscule print on labels sewn deep inside handbags. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "Thrift shopping secrets: Scoop up Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Gucci for a few bucks | Doreen’s Deals," 8 Sep. 2019 The quirky collection of antiques and collectibles includes landmark country music LPs, steam-punk lamps created by Chris, and a swiftly rotating selection of costume jewelry curated by Michele. David Lyon, BostonGlobe.com, "Simpler, gentler: A journey through the eastern N.H. hinterlands," 13 Aug. 2019 But after a night in the hospital, Diana is back at her desk the next day, with one noticeable difference: The armor/decadent costume jewelry is missing. Ruth Kinane, EW.com, "Sutton Foster and Miriam Shor take us inside that explosive Younger episode," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of costume jewelry

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of costume jewelry was in 1907

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10 Feb 2020

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“Costume jewelry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/costume%20jewelry. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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costume jewelry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of costume jewelry

: fancy jewelry that is usually made of inexpensive materials rather than real gold, diamonds, etc.

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