jet set


a fashionable social set composed of wealthy people who travel frequently by jetliner to parties and resorts.

Origin of jet set

First recorded in 1950–55
Related formsjet-set·ter, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for jet set

elite, salon, gentlefolk, glitterati, in-crowd

Examples from the Web for jet set

Historical Examples of jet set

  • Evidently, Hank decided, all of this dozen-odd cluster of youngsters were connected with the jet-set underground.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for jet set

jet set


  1. a rich and fashionable social set the members of which travel widely for pleasure
  2. (as modifier)jet-set travellers
Derived Formsjet-setter, nounjet-setting, adjective
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