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

Examples of jet set in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High rises began to dot the beaches across the country, and by the 1980s, the tourism sector had shifted focus from jet set to mainstream. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "How the Greek Government's Minimalist Hotels Turned the Islands into a Tourist Hotspot," 2 June 2020 But, the online fashion hub Rent The Runway and W Hotels just made jet setting in style a little bit easier. Nandi Howard, Essence, "You Can Now Get Rent The Runway Pieces Delivered To Your Hotel Room," 5 Dec. 2019 And where the jet set goes, the yacht crew follows, as Canouan’s wealthy investors know all too well. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Unassuming Island Is the Caribbean's Next Billionaire Playground," 3 Feb. 2020 But 50 years after the royal arguably created the first bona fide, A-list destination in the Caribbean, an unassuming, neighboring island is aiming to displace Mustique as the jet set getaway of the 2020s. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Unassuming Island Is the Caribbean's Next Billionaire Playground," 3 Feb. 2020 While Frederick’s homes are heavy on the history, David’s properties lean toward vacation destinations of the jet set. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "The Koch Brothers Are Sitting on a Real Estate Empire Worth Hundreds of Millions," 23 Jan. 2020 Some even suggested an escalating frequent-flyer miles fee to punish the jet set. Jason Karaian, Quartz, "All the ways the world made it harder to be a good person in 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 Lamm Cashmere House, a knitwear shop that’s been clothing the jet set since the Golden Era of Travel, will send you home with the most sumptuous sweaters, scarves, and wraps possible. Heidi Mitchell, Town & Country, "Skiing St. Moritz in Style," 1 Nov. 2018 From Cold War paranoia right on through to the jet set and space age, the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s, Elizabeth and the royals must adapt to a new, more liberated but also more turbulent world. Clark Collis,, "Olivia Colman takes over as Queen Elizabeth in trailer for The Crown," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of jet set

1949, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2020

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“Jet set.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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