silver spoon

noun

Definition of silver spoon

: wealth especially : inherited wealth

Examples of silver spoon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Why did Chloe Bailey wearing a silver spoon as a necklace to the 2021 VMAs? Jenny Singer, Glamour, 12 Sep. 2021 Upon returning to the home, Van Dorn located the bucket behind a closed door and deputies found a silver spoon and tissue inside. Julia Musto, Fox News, 4 June 2021 After hundreds of years of slavery, racist public policies and discriminatory labor practices, Black families do not have the silver spoon of equity to pass on. Teresa Ghilarducci, Forbes, 20 May 2021 After the scene of the Duke licking a silver spoon seductively on Bridgerton went viral, an Instagram account dedicated to it, @thedukesspooon, launched. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 21 Feb. 2021 To me, white privilege was what Donald Trump had, a wealthy father and a silver spoon in his mouth. Nick Romano, EW.com, 3 June 2020 Joe has not had a silver spoon in his mouth all his life. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2020 More than 500,000 people subscribed to its monthly magazine, which announced forthcoming coins, medals, silver spoons, plates and other materials. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2019 The film follows Jesper (voiced by Jason Schwartzman), a lazy young man born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of silver spoon

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for silver spoon

from the phrase "born with a silver spoon in one's mouth" (born wealthy)

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The first known use of silver spoon was in 1801

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Last Updated

15 Sep 2021

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“Silver spoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20spoon. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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