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 adjective
jet-setter \ˈjet-ˌse-tər \ noun
jet-setting \ˈjet-ˌse-tiŋ \ adjective

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By then, Cardinali was well-known, and not just by the jet set. Vogue, "A Vintage Sale Showcases the Work of the Californian “Couturiere” Marilyn Lewis," 27 June 2018 A few decades later, the Concorde came to embody the new, global jet set. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Chateau Margaux for Seat 2A: Emirates Rewrites Rules for Airlines," 12 July 2018 France and Germany will work together to build a new fighter jet set to enter service in the mid-21st century. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "France, Germany Teaming Up to Build Superfighter," 21 June 2018 Luxury, fast cars, the international jet set and dinner with Prince Albert—its the epicenter of glamour personified. Avril Graham, Town & Country, "Tom Brady on the Hobby He Doesn't Have Time For and Why Gisele Has Trouble Watching Him Play Football," 11 June 2018 All these beautifying benefits are the reason why celebrities, models, and the jet set crowd are seeking out 24-karat facials before big events. Maddy Zollo, Town & Country, "24-Karat Gold Masks Are Taking the Beauty World By Storm," 13 July 2017 The country's best places to live for the jet set all benefit from low taxes and good schools. Jessica Dickler, USA TODAY, "Super rich? The best and worst states for the wealthy," 12 Mar. 2018 The Mexican city, which has attracted artists and a bohemian jet set for decades, quickly worked its magic on the Gleasons. Elisabeth Malkin, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: A Bohemian Retreat In San Miguel de Allende Reflects Local Traditions," 20 Feb. 2018 The international jet set, fashion designers, royals, movie stars and writers made their appearances in Tangier. New York Times, "In Spain, Searching for Ancestors, Dry Wine and Calm Seas," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of jet set

1949, in the meaning defined above

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