[bet-er-awf, -of]
being in better circumstances, especially economically: Only the better-off nations can afford to send probes into space.

1860–65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Another important challenge in student mobility is that it benefits mostly only
  better-off students.
The result was a boom in contributions by the better-off.
But fear of crime may put off tourists in a city where better-off residents
  live in gated communities.
In this case, the children's allowance was paid to all, but was retrieved by
  taxation from the better-off families.
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