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

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If the reaction of some of the label's guests (including Hayley Bloomingdale, Karolina Kurkova, Indre Rockefeller, and Annabelle Wallis) were an indicator, the jet set will lap it up, for St. Bart's or St. Tropez. Spencer Bailey, Town & Country, "Superyachts and Celebrities Invade St. Bart's For the Annual Boat Race," 26 Mar. 2019 The shift threatens the viability of a city long seen as the Persian Gulf region’s most accommodating for a global jet set of bankers, lawyers and entrepreneurs to live and do business. ...and employment is falling in key sectors. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "‘White-Collar Recession’ Ripples Through Dubai’s Economy," 14 Nov. 2018 In her heyday during the 50s and 60s, Guinness represented the crème de la crème of the international jet set. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "T&C Family Album: Dolores Guinness," 3 July 2013 Key elements of '70's jet set style: insouciance, and a headscarf. Veronique Hyland, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tie One On With Ferragamo's New Headscarves," 18 Jan. 2011 Photo: Michal Czerwonka for The Wall Street Journal Float tanks attract an international jet set, says Floataway co-founder Gini Stanwell-Smith, based in Norwich, England. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "Luxury Homeowners Retreat With Sensory-Deprivation Tanks," 25 July 2018 The Scottish Fold, named after Tay's favorite character on Law & Order, gets to jet set with her popstar owner, pal around with Ed Sheeran, pose in major fashion campaigns, and nap, like, whenever. Caitlin Petreycik, Seventeen, "10 Reasons Why Taylor Swift's Cat Olivia Benson Has The Best Life Ever," 27 Oct. 2014 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

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First Known Use of jet set

1949, in the meaning defined above

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