bling

noun

variants or bling-bling
: flashy jewelry worn especially as an indication of wealth or status
broadly : expensive and ostentatious possessions

Examples of bling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The teaser clip showed the musicians singing the chorus in unison, wearing all-black outfits and accessorizing with a lot of bling. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 The jeweler is known for creating custom, over-the-top diamond bling for professional athletes. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 14 Feb. 2024 Disney World is swell and those rings are the height of athletic bling, but for NFL athletes, the Super Bowl is also about a nice pay bonus. Chris Morris, Fortune, 12 Feb. 2024 So while the club spent the offseason amassing an expensive collection of shiny new crown jewels, Kershaw’s return is like flashing a little OG bling too. Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2024 Included in her bling was a chain around her neck with the Chiefs logo. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 The sheer black tights and pointed-toe pumps are very ladylike, but no mob-wife look would be complete without that little bit of extra bling, so Rihanna added a flashy diamond anklet. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 25 Jan. 2024 This jewelry cleaner is a professional strength and will get your bling back to its sparkling best. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 22 Jan. 2024 That’s why the irony is carats, using this metaphor of bling. Isabela Raygoza, Billboard, 18 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

imitative

First Known Use

1999, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bling was in 1999

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“Bling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bling. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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