Definition of Highlife

1. Noun. Excessive spending.

Exact synonyms: Extravagance, High Life, Lavishness, Prodigality
Generic synonyms: Dissipation, Waste, Wastefulness
Derivative terms: Extravagant, Lavish, Prodigal



Definition of Highlife

1. Noun. (music) A genre of music that originated in Ghana in the early 20th century ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Highlife

1. the lifestyle of fashionable society [n -S]

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Literary usage of Highlife

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1. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1834)
"Well, then the heroine of this— what shall I call it—tragedy, comedy, or drama in highlife? is Lady ..."

2. Men of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries, Containing Biographical by Thomas Humphry Ward (1887)
"... Prayer," "HighLife Below Stairs," " Relation of the Clergy to Politics," " Church Parties," " Ecclesiastical Vestments," " Tlie Pro- gressional Studies ..."

3. Paris Herself Again in 1878-9 by George Augustus Sala (1884)
"... the suspension until next November of ‘Le highlife du Westend,' which Anglo-maniacal Frenchmen are so fond of talking about, is scarcely perceptible. ..."

4. The Dramatic Works of David Garrick: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author by David Garrick (1798)
"... i8o highlife Kit. Ay, what do you know t Tom. I know that you two are in fee with every tradesman belonging to the house—and that you, Mr Clod- pole, ..."

5. Two on a Tour in South America by Anna Wentworth Sears (1913)
"... the news that "it has been ordained that we've got to be three inches apart in the two-step. Mrs. Laurence highlife says so, and isn't it too exciting? ..."

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