1. expensive and flashy jewelry, clothing, or other possessions.
  2. the flaunting of such possessions or the flashy lifestyle associated with it.


  1. flashy; ostentatious.

verb (used without object)

  1. to flaunt one’s material wealth; live a flashy lifestyle.

verb (used with object)

  1. to dress or adorn in a flashy way: Bling up your wardrobe!

also bling-bling, by 1997, U.S. rap slang, “wealth, expensive accessories,” a sound suggestive of the glitter of jewels and precious metals (cf. German blinken “to gleam, sparkle”).

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