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[wel-heeld] /ˈwɛlˈhild/
adjective, Informal.
well-off; rich.
Origin of well-heeled
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for well-heeled
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for well-heeled


adjective (well heeled when postpositive)
(informal) rich; prosperous; wealthy
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Word Origin and History for well-heeled

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for well-heeled

welcome to the club


Now you have joined me in adversity; now you see how badly things turn out: So you've been fired? Welcome to the club, old buddy (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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