well-heeled

[wel-heeld]

adjective Informal.

well-off; rich.

Nearby words

  1. well-governed,
  2. well-groomed,
  3. well-grounded,
  4. well-guarded,
  5. well-handled,
  6. well-hidden,
  7. well-hung,
  8. well-illustrated,
  9. well-informed,
  10. well-intentioned

Origin of well-heeled

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for well-heeled

well-heeled

adjective (well heeled when postpositive)

informal rich; prosperous; wealthy
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Word Origin and History for well-heeled

well-heeled

adj.

1897, from well (adv.) + colloquial sense of heeled (see heel (n.)).

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