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

Examples of moneyed in a Sentence

a member of the moneyed classes luxury goods that are purchased mainly by moneyed tourists from abroad
Recent Examples on the Web But former mayor Anthony Williams, a political novice whose campaign was founded by Ward 7 activists, came to be viewed as a voice for moneyed interests, much to his frustration. Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2022 Except that the framers had no way of anticipating that a novel form of oligarchy would soon emerge to challenge constitutional democracies: moneyed aristocracies ruling by virtue not of formal titles but of concentrated wealth. Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2022 As of late, De Luca and motion picture group president Pamela Abdy have been credited with making the flagging studio a major player, going toe-to-toe with moneyed companies like Apple and Netflix for big projects. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Mar. 2022 At the same time there were fears that government officials and Russian president Vladimir Putin’s moneyed inner circle might side-step western sanctions by moving their assets into crypto. Gian M. Volpicelli, Wired, 8 Mar. 2022 Matthews was, for a raucous period, part of a shimmering and big-moneyed radio landscape. Rick Kogan,, 2 Mar. 2022 The itinerant Rams play before celebrities like Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar while their moneyed fans sip at the champagne bar in the brand-new SoFi stadium. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 Located about 30 miles from San Francisco, Woodside is popular with technology billionaires and moneyed venture capitalists, according to Mr. Dancer. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 3 Feb. 2022 Sundance has a tradition of launching no-budget genre films that outclass the moneyed competition. Leah Greenblatt,, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of moneyed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Apr 2022

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“Moneyed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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mon·​eyed | \ ˈmə-nēd \

Legal Definition of moneyed

: consisting in or derived from money a moneyed obligation

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