- 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.
Origin of well-off
First recorded in 1725–35
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Related Words for well offwell-heeled, well-off, affluent, well-to-do, wealthy, upscale, ostentatious, swank, sumptuous, palatial, lavish, luscious, extravagant, deluxe, plush, booming, comfortable, rich, robust, fortunate
- in a comfortable or favourable position or state
- financially well provided for; moderately rich
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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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