adjective Informal.
well-off; rich.


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informal rich; prosperous; wealthy

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Word Origin & History

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