well-off

adjective \ ˈwel-ˈȯf \

Definition of well-off

1 : being in good condition or favorable circumstances
  • doesn't know when he's well-off
2 : well provided : having no lack usually used with for
3 a : being in easy or affluent circumstances : well-to-do
b : suggesting prosperity
  • the house had a sleek well-off look

First Known Use of well-off

1715

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WELL-OFF Defined for English Language Learners

well-off

Definition of well-off for English Language Learners

  • : in a good position or situation

  • : having a lot of something


WELL-OFF Defined for Kids

well-off

adjective \ ˈwel-ˈȯf \

Definition of well-off for Students

1 : being in good condition or in a good situation


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