- expensive and flashy jewelry, clothing, or other possessions.
- the flaunting of such possessions or the flashy lifestyle associated with it.
- flashy; ostentatious.
verb (used without object)
- to flaunt one’s material wealth; live a flashy lifestyle.
verb (used with object)
- 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”).