highlife

[ hahy-lahyf ]
/ ˈhaɪˌlaɪf /

noun

an expensive, glamorous, or elegant style of living.

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Origin of highlife

First recorded in 1755–65; high + life
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British Dictionary definitions for highlife

highlife
/ (ˈhaɪˌlaɪf) /

noun

  1. a style of music combining West African elements with US jazz forms, found esp in the cities of West Africa
  2. (as modifier)a highlife band
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