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moneyed

[muhn-eed]
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adjective
  1. having much money; wealthy.
  2. of or relating to the wealthy: moneyed interests.
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Origin of moneyed

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at money, -ed3

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1. rich, affluent, prosperous.
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Examples from the Web for moneyed

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  • I require your confidence for what I have already said; but I know you have money, and moneyed friends.

    Life in London

    Edwin Hodder

  • The plucking he had received as a moneyed youth rankled in his heart.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • Nothing is too good for an American's daughter (I speak here of the moneyed classes).

    American Notes

    Rudyard Kipling

  • He is a moneyed man, and not a year ago, gave the town a new library.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • At least half a dozen moneyed men are ready to go in with us on this project.


British Dictionary definitions for moneyed

moneyed

monied

adjective
  1. having a great deal of money; rich
  2. arising from or characterized by money
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Word Origin and History for moneyed

adj.

"having money," mid-15c., from past participle of Middle English verb monien "to supply with money" (see money (n.)).

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