status symbol


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status symbol

n.
A possession considered to be an indication of one's social or economic prestige.

status symbol

n
(Sociology) a possession which is regarded as proof of the owner's social position, wealth, prestige, etc

sta′tus sym`bol


n.
an object, habit, etc., by which the social or economic status of the possessor may be determined, esp. something that indicates high social status or great affluence.
[1955–60]

status symbol

Something that is considered to give someone prestige in society, especially a possession.
Translations
رَمْز المَرْكِز الإجْتِماعي
symbol společenského postavení
statussymbol
státusszimbólum
stöîutákn
symbol spoločenského postavenia
saygınlık simgesi

status symbol

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status

(ˈsteitəs) , ((American also) ˈstӕ-) noun
1. the position of a person with regard to his legal rights etc. If she marries a foreigner, will her status as a British citizen be affected?
2. a person's social rank.
status symbol
a possession that indicates one's social importance. a car, a private swimming-pool and other status symbols.
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Being raided by IT folks is no longer the status symbol of choice.
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My heart sinks that people do not yet understand that if you are going to get a dog, don't get it as a status symbol.
Stressing that beacons should not be allowed to be flaunted as a status symbol, the court said there was no hindrance to the government withdrawing the privilege straightaway and giving a signal that everybody was equal.
I said "Not at all, because you don't care" A BMW driver overtook me yesterday Then he cut me up, it didn't cut both ways I was unmoved by this status symbol car He'd tried intimidation - uncouth by far It's not uncommon on the modern road Possibly ostentatiously, a brainless way to goad Jock Brownlee, Wood End.
But the survey also found 39 percent of men chose family as their top choice of the ultimate status symbol.
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