from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The acquisition and display of expensive items to attract attention to one's wealth or to suggest that one is wealthy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A public display of acquisition of possessions with the intention of gaining social prestige; excessive consumerism in order to flaunt one's purchasing power.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth
Coined by Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) in 1899. (Wiktionary)