well-heeled [wel-heeld] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for well-heeled on Thesaurus.com adjective Informal.

  1. well-off; rich.

Origin of well-heeled First recorded in 1895–1900 Related Words for well-heeled prosperous, wealthy, rich Examples from the Web for well-heeled Contemporary Examples of well-heeled

  • Plus it is clear that plastic surgery is a gateway drug for those both so inclined and so well-heeled.

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  • Enter the Taj Group, with its astute understanding of the needs of the well-heeled and the well-traveled.

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  • I immediately recognize one of them as a college classmate, a nice Jewish boy from a well-heeled New England suburb.

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  • One of those votes belonged to Justice Lewis Powell, a well-heeled, patrician justice from Virginia appointed by Richard Nixon.

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  • It is a sensible thing to do, even for the most sophisticated and well-heeled of donors.

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  • Historical Examples of well-heeled

  • 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.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for well-heeled well-heeled adjective (well heeled when postpositive)

    1. informal rich; prosperous; wealthy

    Word Origin and History for well-heeled adj.

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

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