Etymology
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bling (n.)

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

updated on December 11, 2012

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Definitions of bling from WordNet

bling (n.)
flashy, ostentatious jewelry;
the rapper was loaded with bling
Synonyms: bling bling
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