Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

better–off

play
adjective bet·ter–off \ˌbe-tə-ˈrȯf\

Definition of better–off

  1. 1 :  being in comfortable economic circumstances <the better–off people live in the older section of town>

  2. 2 :  being in a more advantageous position



Circa 1859

First Known Use of better–off

circa 1859


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up better–off? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ