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well-to-do

[wel-tuh-doo] /ˈwɛl təˈdu/
adjective
1.
prosperous; rich.
Origin of well-to-do
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
Synonyms
comfortable; affluent, moneyed.
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  • It is the superintendent of the factory in our village—a man rich, or, at any rate, well-to-do.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • At the present day the poor have more children than the well-to-do.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • In France, especially, well-to-do people often limit their families to two.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • And, are not the children of the well-to-do conscripted equally with the children of the poor?

    War Taxation Otto H. Kahn
  • Have the children of the well-to-do been backward in volunteering?

    War Taxation Otto H. Kahn
British Dictionary definitions for well-to-do

well-to-do

adjective
1.
moderately wealthy
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