costume jewelry
noun Date: 1927 jewelry designed for wear with current fashions and usually made of inexpensive materials

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • costume jewelry — costume ,jewelry noun uncount jewelry that is not valuable but looks expensive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • costume jewelry — ☆ costume jewelry n. jewelry made of relatively inexpensive materials or set with imitation gems …   English World dictionary

  • Costume jewelry — Swatch Bijoux[1] Jewelry Costume jewelry (also called trinkets, fashion jewelry, junk jewelry, fake jewelry, or fallalery) is jewelry manufactured as ornamentation to complement a particular fashionable costume or garment …   Wikipedia

  • costume jewelry — jewelry made of nonprecious metals, sometimes gold plated or silver plated, often set with imitation or semiprecious stones. [1930 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • costume jewelry — noun : jewelry for wear with current fashions usually made of inexpensive materials (as metal, shells, plastics, wood) often set with imitation or semiprecious stones * * * noun [noncount] : fancy jewelry that is usually made of inexpensive… …   Useful english dictionary

  • costume jewelry — cos′tume jew elry n. jew relatively inexpensive jewelry made of nonprecious metals and often set with imitation or semiprecious stones, pearls, etc • Etymology: 1930–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • jewelry — /jooh euhl ree/, n. 1. articles of gold, silver, precious stones, etc., for personal adornment. 2. any ornaments for personal adornment, as necklaces or cuff links, including those of base metals, glass, plastic, or the like. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • Jewelry designer —    The creation of jewelry dates back to ancient Greece. Medieval Europe dictated that only nobility be permitted to wear this accessory. During the Empire Period jewelry took on a significant role in fashion. Coordinated pieces comprised of… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • costume — 01. What kind of [costume] are you going to wear to the Halloween party? 02. He is paid $10.00 an hour to stand on the street wearing a gorilla [costume] with the name of a pizza shop on it. 03. The leading performer had to change her [costume]… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • costume — {{11}}costume (n.) 1715, style of dress, an art term, from Fr. costume (17c.), from It. costume fashion, habit, from L. consuetudinem (nom. consuetudo) custom, habit, usage. Essentially the same word as CUSTOM (Cf. custom) but arriving by a… …   Etymology dictionary

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