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well-off

[ wel-awf, -of ]
/ ˈwɛlˈɔf, -ˈɒf /
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adjective

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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prosperous, well-to-do, affluent, comfortable, easy, flourishing, flush, fortunate, loaded, lucky, moneyed, rich, snug, substantial, thriving, well

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well-merited, well-met, well-mixed, well-motivated, well-nigh, well-off, well-oiled, well-ordered, well-ordered set, well-ordering theorem, well-organized

Origin of well-off

First recorded in 1725–35
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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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Word Origin and History for well-off

well-off


adj.

1733, "comfortable," from well (adv.) + off. Meaning "prosperous, not poor" is recorded from 1849.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper