jet set


Definition of jet set

: an international social group of wealthy individuals who frequent fashionable resorts

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Other Words from jet set

jet-set \ ˈjet-​ˌset How to pronounce jet set (audio) \ adjective
jet-setter \ ˈjet-​ˌse-​tər How to pronounce jet set (audio) \ noun
jet-setting \ ˈjet-​ˌse-​tiŋ How to pronounce jet set (audio) \ adjective

Examples of jet set in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, Clubhouse has become a haven not only for the tech jet set that formed its earliest base, but for Black, Indigenous, and many other marginalized communities. Will Oremus, The Atlantic, 12 May 2021 Hicks’s own exacting father, the decorator David Hicks, meanwhile, redefined the way the jet set wanted to live in the Swinging Sixties with his strident use of color and audacious innovations. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 17 Mar. 2021 Plane travel might be a bit less popular these days, what with a global pandemic still raging across most countries, but that didn’t stop one frisky feline from feeling the need to jet set. Mike Wehner, BGR, 3 Mar. 2021 From sumptuous textiles and serious mood lighting to the evocative scent permeating the property, a Coke lifestyle has never been so jet set. Brandon Schultz, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 Times have changed since the international jet set flocked to Maxim’s. New York Times, 29 Dec. 2020 Aspen Snowmass, which caters to the jet set with more than 350 trails on four peaks, expects to lose 80% of its international business as pandemic travel restrictions remain in force. Fortune, 16 Dec. 2020 In the second half of the 20th century, Acapulco became a jet set vacation hot spot, before being eclipsed by newer, shinier resorts—and turning into more recently a battleground between drug gangs. National Geographic, 13 Nov. 2020 In the 1950s, René took over, cultivating the emerging jet set and producing whimsical evening shoes for the designer Valentino Garavani and, later, Christian Dior’s John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of jet set

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Jet set.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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