Definition of Blin blin
It is an expression that has been used in urban and reggaeton culture for some years, and refers to an ostentatious lifestyle and excessive clothing, with costume jewelry and jewelry of high value.
It is used especially among pop rap and reggaeton singers and from there derives the term blinblineo.
SYNONYMS FOR Blin blin
- Flaunting valuables that sparkle like jewelry.
- Excessive luxury.
ORIGIN OF Blin blin
This term is actually a Spanish spelling of the term Bling-Bling, which means to excessively flaunt bracelets, diamonds and gold objects that shine, onomatopoeia in reference to the fictitious sound made by the glitter or sparkle of the jewels.
The word actually comes from an onomatopoeia, i.e. the fictitious sound that results from the glitter or sparkle of a jewel.
CURIOSITIES OF Blin blin
Catalan diva Bad Gyal said in an interview in 2020 that: “blin blin is really anything that sparkles. It can be anything from crystals adorning earrings, a fashionable belt or sandals, to a glitter that you put on your makeup, I’m just attracted to anything that glitters”.
The original English term was made famous by the huge success of rapper B.G.’s song “Bling Bling”.
This is by no means the first time that an artist from the urban music genre has translated an Anglo-Saxon term into Spanish and used it as part of urban slang. There are many and diverse Latin American artists and singers who have chosen to add this word to their verses.