: having plenty of money : well-fixed

Examples of well-heeled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 500,000 square foot al fresco shopping destination is unlike any mall in the U.S. with its uber luxe mix of retailers, koi ponds, palm tree covered parking and well-heeled clientele. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The San Francisco Peninsula that Mayor Antonio López referred to is home to Stanford University, the opulent town of Atherton and well-heeled Palo Alto. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2024 The price point of Universal Genève watches certainly isn’t in line with LVMH’s luxury lineup, but there’s no denying this brand’s importance to both entry-level and well-heeled collectors alike. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 12 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-heeled was in 1871

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“Well-heeled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-heeled. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

well-heeled

adjective
ˈwel-ˈhē(ə)ld
: having plenty of money
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