[ wel-awf, -of ]
/ ˈwɛlˈɔf, -ˈɒf /
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.
Words nearby well-off
Origin of well-off
First recorded in 1725–35
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British Dictionary definitions for well off
adjective (well off when postpositive)
in a comfortable or favourable position or state
financially well provided for; moderately rich
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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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