mon·​eyed | \ ˈmə-nēd How to pronounce moneyed (audio) \
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Definition of moneyed

1 : having money : wealthy
2 : consisting in or derived from money

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Examples of moneyed in a Sentence

a member of the moneyed classes luxury goods that are purchased mainly by moneyed tourists from abroad

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Schadenfreude on Twitter is fun and all, but the spectacle of white moneyed elites defrauding a Caribbean workforce makes our delight at what happened at Fyre seem small. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Netflix’s Fyre Is a Story You Have to See to Believe," 15 Jan. 2019 The clubby, moneyed, wily, cricket-mad conservative compares his insurgency, favorably, to the Viet Cong. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Arron Banks: The brash British millionaire who backed Brexit, befriended the Russian ambassador and loves Trump," 30 June 2018 The region’s declining fortunes contributed to his image as an interloper among Europe’s moneyed investment class. Patrick Mcgroarty, WSJ, "Belgian Billionaire Was a Quiet Force in Europe’s Boardrooms," 7 Dec. 2018 In these passages, Claire pits herself against the old boys’ network, represented by the moneyed interests of new characters Annette and Bill Shepherd, but also by essentially everybody else Claire butts heads with. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "House of Cards’ dismal ending proves it never had anything to say," 2 Nov. 2018 Photo: Douglas Elliman Newsletter Sign-up That’s a far different scenario from 2016, when New York City real-estate prices climbed to new heights as moneyed buyers from all over the world stashed cash in ultraluxury megatowers. Candace Taylor And Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "New York’s Wealthiest Cut Losses as Manhattan Real Estate Falters," 29 Nov. 2018 The district, which encompasses communities from moneyed Dallas enclaves to parts of Richardson, a suburb with a sizable Asian population, is changing. Dan Frosch, WSJ, "Texas Rep. Pete Sessions, Long Dominant, Faces One of Nation’s Toughest House Races," 1 Oct. 2018 Bezos has been very late to the historic — and today almost unique — Seattle ethos of moneyed stewardship. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "No good deed goes unpunished — Bezos’ gift and its discontents," 18 Sep. 2018 And as San Francisco has attracted the newly moneyed tech elite, longtime residents are being pushed out. Rong-gong Lin Ii,, "From earthquake's destruction, a new San Francisco rises three decades later," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of moneyed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of moneyed

formal : having a lot of money : very rich


mon·​eyed | \ ˈmə-nēd\

Legal Definition of moneyed

: consisting in or derived from money a moneyed obligation

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something valued as if it were money

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