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icing

noun; derivation
This is a word that also means jewelry. This word and its new meaning is very similar to the word frosting that was previously mentioned. The word got its new meaning through use of a metaphor, just like the word frosting did. A lot of jewelry have a shimmering appearance in the same way that ice does. Also, the similar connection could be made that jewelry is bought to be worn or put on the body, just like icing is sometimes used to describe the action of putting something on top of something else (like icing a cake).
 
I saw icing as a way to make jewelry when I was walking through the mall and noticed a store called “The Icing”. Apparently, it’s a jewelry store that is run by the same company that owns Claire’s, which is also a jewelry store.
Etymology : comes from the pre-existing word icing, which was derived from the old english word, is (pronounced with a long i sound)
Source : The Icing (jewelry store) at Town West Square Mall in Wichita, KS
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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