Conspicuous-consumption meaning

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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Showy extravagance in buying or using goods or services, meant to impress others with one's wealth, status, etc.
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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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Origin of conspicuous-consumption

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