well-heeled
adjective Date: 1897 having plenty of money ; well-fixed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • well-heeled — {adj.}, {slang} Wealthy; having plenty of money. * /Bob s father, who is well heeled, gave him a sports car./ Compare: IN CLOVER, ON EASY STREET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • well-heeled — {adj.}, {slang} Wealthy; having plenty of money. * /Bob s father, who is well heeled, gave him a sports car./ Compare: IN CLOVER, ON EASY STREET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • well-heeled — 1897, from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + colloq. sense of heeled (see HEEL (Cf. heel) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • well-heeled — adj informal rich ▪ a well heeled businessman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-heeled — [ ,wel hild ] adjective INFORMAL rich: a well heeled young man …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • well-heeled — Someone who is well heeled is rich …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • well-heeled — well′ heeled′ adj. inf well off; rich • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • well-heeled — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ wealthy …   English terms dictionary

  • well-heeled — ☆ well heeled [wel′hēld′ ] adj. Slang rich; prosperous …   English World dictionary

  • well-heeled — adjective in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards easy living a prosperous family his family is well situated financially well to do members of the community • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-heeled — /ˈwɛl hild / (say wel heeld) adjective Colloquial wealthy; prosperous. Also, (especially in predicative use), well heeled /wɛl ˈhild/ (say wel heeld). {from 19th century US slang well heeled equipped, especially furnished with a weapon; in this… …   Australian English dictionary

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