bling-bling

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bling

 (blĭng) or bling-bling (blĭng′blĭng′)Slang
n.
1. Jewelry or fashion accessories, usually made of metal or other shiny material.
2. Showy or ostentatious items.
adj.
Deliberately showy; ostentatious.

[Originally hip-hop slang, probably meant to suggest light flashing off showy jewelry.]

bling-bling

(ˈblɪŋˌblɪŋ) or

bling

adj
flashy; ostentatious; glitzy
n
ostentatious jewellery
[C20: imitative of jewellery clashing together or of light reflecting off jewellery]
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While over-the-top bling didn't represent all of rap fashion -- gritty gang looks, Afrocentric garb and even preppy styles have all been adopted and embraced as part of rap style at some point -- in the late 1990s and the early part of this decade, bling seemed to have reached its apex, complete with gold and diamond pimp cups and diamond grills for the teeth.