jet set


: an international social group of wealthy individuals who frequent fashionable resorts
jet-set adjective
jet-setter noun
jet-setting adjective

Examples of jet set in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Braniff, suddenly the airline of the youthful jet set, reported an 80 percent leap in business. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 11 May 2024 A far cry from the icy contemporary interiors favored by the international jet set, the home offered comfort and beauty. Ian Malone, Vogue, 23 Feb. 2024 The Piaget Polo personifies the flamboyance and irreverence of the time, and is quickly adopted by the beau monde and global jet set. Ming Liu, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2024 His stretcher was loaded onto a private jet set to take him to the undisclosed medical facility. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Dec. 2023 There are still glimmers of that jet set past; but more excitingly, there are glimpses of its future, too. Todd Plummer, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 The clifftop Prince’s Palace, covered in frescoes dating back to the Italian Renaissance, and James Bond-famous Belle Époque Casino de Monte-Carlo have created an air of mystery around Monaco, a place where the European jet set and Hollywood royalty brush elbows. Lane Nieset, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Sep. 2023 Weighing in at nearly two pounds and featuring more than 100 unpublished images, Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection (Abrams, October 3) gives insight into the man who most shaped public understanding of how the postwar global jet set lived. Ken Miller, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2023 But for a high-end gourmet donut shop in Paris whose target clientele is the Paris Week Fashion jet set, Momzi’s minimalist LBD-concept is on brand. Vivian Song, Robb Report, 4 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jet set was in 1949

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“Jet set.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

jet set

: an international group of wealthy people who often travel to fashionable resorts

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