moneyed

adjective

mon·​eyed ˈmə-nēd How to pronounce moneyed (audio)
variants or less commonly monied
1
: having money : wealthy
2
: consisting in or derived from money

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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of moneyed was in the 15th century

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“Moneyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moneyed. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

moneyed

adjective
mon·​eyed
variants or monied
: having money : wealthy

Legal Definition

moneyed

adjective
mon·​eyed
ˈmə-nēd
: consisting in or derived from money
a moneyed obligation

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