costume jewelry

noun
Updated on: 31 Dec 2017

Definition of costume jewelry

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

Recent Examples of costume jewelry from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'costume jewelry.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of costume jewelry

1907


COSTUME JEWELRY Defined for English Language Learners

costume jewelry

noun

Definition of costume jewelry for English Language Learners

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up costume jewelry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the quality or fact of being simultaneous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's That From? A Word Origin Quiz

  • turris-babel-by-athanasius-kircher
  • What language gave the word robot to English?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!