Meaning: flashy jewellery worn to create the impression of wealth
- Check out all the bling around that guy's neck. It must weigh a ton!
- Most people have gold bling or silver bling, but they don't usually mix it up.
Origin: Originally used in U.S. hip-hop and rap culture, and possibly derived from the sound of heavy necklaces hitting one another.
Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If someone wears a lot of bling, they want to