status symbol


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

Examples of status symbol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Originally created by graphic designer Massimo Vignelli, the iconic kraft paper carryall with its rounded font debuted in 1973, and became a status symbol among stylish shoppers. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 Tickets to Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour are a status symbol of the summer, and the Queen. Town & Country, 1 Sep. 2023 Hanging Travel Bag Tumi is a status symbol for sure, and the company’s Alpha hanging toiletry bag has a price tag that reflects that: $195. Kristine Solomon, Travel + Leisure, 27 Aug. 2023 In the past, an indoor well was a status symbol of convenience and luxury that kept one from trending outside for a cup of water. House Beautiful, 16 Aug. 2023 Law enforcement officials say the devices are turning up with greater frequency at crime scenes, often wielded by teens who have come to see them as a status symbol that provides a competitive advantage. Glenn Thrush, New York Times, 12 Aug. 2023 The wide variety of wildlife sacrifice was seen as a status symbol for the Han rulers. Lyric Li, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2023 Musk has promoted the perk as democratizing Twitter’s most recognizable status symbol. Todd Spangler, Variety, 2 Aug. 2023 Securing a spot at these tough-to-get-in restaurants has become a status symbol for New Yorkers—and even those who are well-in-the-know are scrambling to get a seat. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 30 July 2023 See More

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“Status symbol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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