status symbol

noun

Definition of status symbol

:something (such as an expensive car) that a person owns and that shows wealth or a high social status

Word by Word Definitions

status play
  1. : position or rank in relation to others

  2. : relative rank in a hierarchy of prestige

  3. : the condition of a person or thing in the eyes of the law

symbol play
  1. : an authoritative summary of faith or doctrine : creed

  2. : something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance

  3. : an arbitrary or conventional sign used in writing or printing relating to a particular field to represent operations, quantities, elements, relations, or qualities

  1. : symbolize


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