well-heeled

[wel-heeld]
adjective Informal.
well-off; rich.

Origin:
1895–1900

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well-heeled
 
adj
informal rich; prosperous; wealthy

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Word Origin & History

well-heeled
1897, from well (adv.) + colloq. sense of heeled (see heel (n.)).
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well-fixed definition


and well-heeled
  1. mod.
    rich. : His father died and left him pretty well-fixed.
  2. mod.
    and well-healed. alcohol intoxicated. : You might say he is well-heeled. You might say he's dead drunk, too.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
The technology is intriguing if imperfect, and it should appeal to well-heeled early adopters.
However, what has attracted well-heeled investors to hedge funds is their ability to profit from rapid changes, up or down.
For well-heeled poachers, however, even the larger state fines are merely pocket change and do little to deter illegal behavior.
We do not want our politicians purchased by well-heeled lobbyists, and high office bought rather than won.
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