silver spoon

noun

Definition of silver spoon

: wealth especially : inherited wealth

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In Rome, every cloud is born with a silver spoon in its mouth and, on its tongue, an ox. Paul Muldoon, The New Yorker, "Position Paper," 2 Sep. 2019 Many successful individuals weren’t born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouths. Dear Abby, oregonlive.com, "Dear Abby: Will gathering at a luxury home separate the sports team haves from the have-nots?," 4 Aug. 2019 Many successful individuals weren’t born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouths. Abigail Van Buren, Twin Cities, "Dear Abby: Dad weighs possible pitfalls of hosting son’s teammates," 4 Aug. 2019 Many successful individuals weren’t born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouths. Abigail Van Buren, Twin Cities, "Dear Abby: Dad weighs possible pitfalls of hosting son’s teammates," 4 Aug. 2019 Many successful individuals weren’t born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouths. Dear Abby, oregonlive.com, "Dear Abby: Will gathering at a luxury home separate the sports team haves from the have-nots?," 4 Aug. 2019 Many successful individuals weren’t born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouths. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Dad weighs possible pitfalls of hosting son’s teammates," 3 Aug. 2019 Sometime between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. someone broke into a 2009 Lexus and stole a backpack, a sterling silver spoon and a lunch bag while the car’s owner was shopping. latimes.com, "Crime Report: Woman says someone uprooted her apricot tree, left it in street," 3 July 2019 Several Harder voters here said their friends had seen Denham’s television ads and then came back quoting the commercials and grousing about the Democrat’s alleged silver spoon. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "A venture capitalist is running for Congress in farm country. And his opponent is turning those Silicon Valley bona fides into an insult.," 20 Sep. 2018

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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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