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Bling

noun; sound symbolism
Cheap, lavish-looking, overly-decorated jewelry. Commonly known as a dollar-sign necklace or something Mr. T would wear. People began wearing shiny jewelry that stands out and a word was needed to make a distinction between it and nice jewelry.
 
Yo dawg, check the bling.
Etymology : Sound symbolism for shiny and standing out.
Source : Said by Jamie Kennedy in the movie Malibu’s Most Wanted
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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