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well-to-do

[wel-tuh-doo] /ˈwɛl təˈdu/
adjective
1.
prosperous; rich.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
Synonyms
comfortable; affluent, moneyed.
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Examples for well-to-do
  • Her family was extremely well-to-do, and connected by marriage with a spreading circle of other well-to-do families.
  • As a matter of fact, the marked shortening of the menu is in informal dinners and at the home table of the well-to-do.
  • Criminal gangs are now fueling demand for the primates among well-to-do restaurant patrons.
  • And they typically appeal to well-to-do parents, not their mall-rat kids.
  • Gee, a free trip for a pile of well-to-do folks who could easily pay their own ways.
  • Some had grown up in well-to-do settings, with parents who had raised them never to doubt how high they could climb.
  • More typically, these well-to-do writers seem to struggle for empathy with their wretched subjects.
  • Some had grown up in well-to-do settings, with parents who had raised them never to doubt how high they could climb.
  • Commonly, the well-to-do were laid to rest in specially built burial mounds, conical or round.
  • Cabins sprang up as well-to-do local families discovered this idyllic haven and began making annual treks.
British Dictionary definitions for well-to-do

well-to-do

adjective
1.
moderately wealthy
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