Definition of status symbol in English:

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status symbol

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noun

A possession that is taken to indicate a person’s wealth or high social or professional status.
Example sentences
  • Llanelly House was at the cutting edge of architectural design when it was built in 1714 and an impressive status symbol of power and wealth for the tiny fishing town.
  • It was a status symbol of wealth and dignity to own a Shih Tzu.
  • To Edinburgh it's a status symbol, marking it as a player in the consumer world.

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Syllabification: sta·tus sym·bol

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