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jet-set

Of or pertaining to a group of wealthy individuals who travel globally, especially by private jet, to frequent fashionable resorts, social events, and the like. Mark's dream of living the jet-set life finally came to fruition after he won the lottery.

jet-set

verb

jet set

A fashionable social group. The term, which originated in the 1950s soon after the introduction of travel by jet-propelled aircraft, caught on rapidly, probably aided by its rhyme. It was applied first to the affluent socialites who traveled around the world to fashionable resorts; later it was extended to a well-to-do social group in general, whether or not its members actually traveled frequently. It replaced the earlier smart set, at least in America. See also beautiful people.
See also: jet, set