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life·​style ˈlīf-ˈstī(-ə)l How to pronounce lifestyle (audio)
: the typical way of life of an individual, group, or culture


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: associated with, reflecting, or promoting an enhanced or more desirable lifestyle
lifestyle magazines

Examples of lifestyle in a Sentence

Noun She envied the lavish lifestyles of wealthy people. Eating right and exercising are essential to having a healthy lifestyle.
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Determine which cleaning method will work best for your lifestyle and stick with that. Christin Perry, Parents, 10 May 2024 But multiple new reports also indicate that many consumers, particularly low- and middle- income consumers, are leaning on credit cards and Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platforms to maintain their lifestyles. Will Daniel, Fortune, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for lifestyle 

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Word History

First Known Use


1915, in the meaning defined above


1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lifestyle was in 1915

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“Lifestyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: the usual way of life of a person, group, or society : the way we live

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