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- noun The acquisition or display of expensive items to attract attention to one's wealth or to suggest that one is wealthy.
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- noun A
public displayof acquisitionof possessionswith the intention of gaining social prestige; excessive consumerismin order to flauntone's purchasing power.
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- noun buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth
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Coined by Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) in 1899.
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