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heeled

[heeld] /hild/
adjective
1.
provided with a heel or heels.
2.
provided with money; flush or wealthy (usually used in combination):
one of the best-heeled families in town.
3.
Slang. armed, especially with a gun.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; heel1 + -ed3
Related forms
unheeled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unheeled

heeled

/hiːld/
adjective
1.
  1. having a heel or heels
  2. (in combination) high-heeled
2.
well-heeled, wealthy
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Word Origin and History for unheeled

heeled

adj.

"provided with money," 1880, American English, from earlier sense "furnished with a gun, armed" (1866), from still earlier sense "furnish (a gamecock) with a heel-like spur" (1560s); see heel (n.1).

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Slang definitions & phrases for unheeled

heeled

adjective
  1. Armed; carrying a weapon: I can talk better when I know this guy isn't heeled (1866+)
  2. Wealthy; in funds; flush: Having two bills in the kick I counted myself heeled (1880+)
  3. Possessing narcotics; dirty, holding (1960s+ Narcotics)
Related Terms

well-heeled


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