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highlife

[hahy-lahyf] /ˈhaɪˌlaɪf/
noun
1.
an expensive, glamorous, or elegant style of living.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; high + life
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Examples for highlife
  • highlife was the music that this new elite retired to after the office hours.
British Dictionary definitions for highlife

highlife

/ˈhaɪˌlaɪf/
noun
1.
  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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