smart set


noun

sophisticated, fashionable people as a group: a shop catering to the smart set.

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Origin of smart set

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for smart set

smart set

noun

(functioning as singular or plural) fashionable sophisticated people considered as a group
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Idioms and Phrases with smart set

smart set

A fashionable social group, as in This restaurant has been discovered by the smart set. This idiom may be obsolescent. [Late 1800s]

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