better-off

adjective
bet·​ter-off | \ ˌbe-tə-ˈrȯf How to pronounce better-off (audio) \

Definition of better-off

1 : being in comfortable economic circumstances the better-off people live in the older section of town
2 : being in a more advantageous position

First Known Use of better-off

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Better-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/better-off. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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