having sufficient money for comfortable living; well-to-do.
in a satisfactory, favorable, or good position or condition: If you have your health, you are well-off.
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How to use well-off in a sentence
As someone white, gay, married, and relatively well-off, my freedoms have increased dramatically in the last few years.Is Brooklyn Becoming Unsafe for Gays? It Depends On Which Ones | Jay Michaelson | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was a disgruntled, well-off white boy—so he fuels our arguments about privilege.Alleged Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger and the Twisted Cult of Modern Masculinity | James Poulos | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The victims, in both cases, were neither white nor well-off financially.
In America the reasonably well-off and moderately comfortable are the angry masses.
So why are nearly a million people—many well-off—taking to the streets?
The houses of the well-off were unpretentious outside, but were fitted inside with comfort and even elegance.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
He's a well-off man, is my brother-in-law; more so than many folks think.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
I can't see how, considering all you've said to me about your not being well-off, you got that money so quick.The Rise of Roscoe Paine | Joseph C. Lincoln
He was in the West India trade and was well-off, and he had no children, so they expected he would do well by father.Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches | Sarah Orne Jewett
A few of the well-off prisoners, who are in for long terms of imprisonment, have been allowed to build little huts for themselves.Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892 | F. R. Wingate
British Dictionary definitions for well-off
in a comfortable or favourable position or state
financially well provided for; moderately rich
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Other Idioms and Phrases with well-off
In fortunate circumstances, especially wealthy or prosperous, as in They're quite well off now. This phrase may be a shortening of come well off, that is, “emerge in good circumstances.” [First half of 1600s]
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