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jet set

This page is about the slang term jet set.

Meaning: a class of rich, fashionable people who travel for pleasure

For example:

  • Ever since she saw Princess Caroline of Monaco and her friends at Cannes, Josephine's goal in life has been to join the jet set.

  • He used to be proud of his working-class roots, but since becoming a super-rich rock star he's felt much more at home in the jet set.

Note: 1. usually used with the definite article "the" 2. can also be used as an adjective, as in "the jet-set crowd" or "jet-set destinations"

Quick Quiz:

If you want to be a member of the jet set, you'll need

a. a pilot's licence

b. lots of money, style and "class"

c. a job in the tourism industry

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Contributor: Matt Errey