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conspicuous consumption

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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 display of acquisition of possessions with the intention of gaining social prestige; excessive consumerism in order to flaunt one's purchasing power.

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  • noun buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth

Etymologies

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Coined by Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) in 1899.

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