[ wel-heeld ]
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  1. well-off; rich.

Origin of well-heeled

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby well-heeled

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How to use well-heeled in a sentence

  • I was fairly well-heeled, having just finished guiding a couple of Centaurian tourists through the ruins of K'nar.

    Noble Redman | Jesse Franklin Bone
  • Everybody knew that the parson was always well heeled, and no one questioned his courage.

    A Waif of the Mountains | Edward S. Ellis
  • In one sense of the word it is supposed he is well-heeled, although in another sense it is certain he is very badly heeled.

  • Look out how you criticise those other fellow-freedmen-friends of his, they're all well heeled.

    The Satyricon, Complete | Petronius Arbiter
  • The reason thet outlaws gather round him an' stick is because he's a safe refuge, an' then he's well heeled.

British Dictionary definitions for well-heeled


adjective(well heeled when postpositive)
  1. informal rich; prosperous; wealthy

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