jet set

This page is about the slang term jet set


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.

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