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"status symbol" in British English

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status symbolnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsteɪ.təs ˌsɪm.bəl/ us   /ˈsteɪ.t̬əs ˌsɪm.bəl/
a thing that people want to have because they think other people will admire them if they have it: Among young people, this brand of designer clothing is the ultimate status symbol.
(Definition of status symbol from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"status symbol" in American English

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status symbolnoun [C]

us   /ˈsteɪ·t̬əs ˌsɪm·bəl, ˈstæt̬·əs/
something that people want to have or do because they think other people will respect or admire them for it: The newest of these electronic gaming systems are the latest status symbols among teenagers.
(Definition of status symbol from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"status symbol" in Business English

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status symbolnoun [C]

uk   us  
something that you own that you think shows how important or rich you are: A PA is a status symbol in business life.
(Definition of status symbol from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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