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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Concorde carried travelers from London and Paris to places like New York, Dakar, Senegal, Rio de Janeiro, and Mexico City in half the time of traditional aircraft and was the darling of the elite jet set. Howard Slutsken, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Competition to Bring Back Supersonic Flight Is Heating Up," 28 Aug. 2019 Rihanna and Jameel, a Saudi businessman, have largely kept their jet set romance under wraps ever since, save for some rare outings. Jeff Nelson,, "Rihanna and Billionaire Boyfriend Hassan Jameel Step Out for Rare Date with Her Mom and Brother," 14 Aug. 2019 Next on the jet set list, London, for some more fun and #BlackGirlMagic. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Bozoma Saint John And Her Daughter Lael Are On The Cutest European Escape," 9 July 2019 It’s easier to focus on the extremes of the housing shortage, both the rising levels of poverty and homelessness and the seven-figure spec mansions of the tech jet set. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Hey, middle class, the housing crisis is coming for you next," 11 June 2019 And given its remote location and lack of infrastructure, Lusanga won’t likely be pulling in the international jet set very soon. Eléonore Hellio, National Geographic, "See the Congolese artists igniting a modern arts movement," 8 Apr. 2019 Save for a few outings — from London and Boston to New York City — the couple have largely kept their jet set romance under wraps for the past two years. Jeff Nelson,, "Rihanna and Billionaire Boyfriend Hassan Jameel Cozy Up on Lunch Date in Italy," 7 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of jet set

1949, in the meaning defined above

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