First Known Use of well-to-do
Synonymsaffluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, loaded, moneyed (also monied), opulent, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-endowed, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do
Antonymsdestitute, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, penniless, penurious, poor, poverty-stricken
Related Wordsbetter-off, comfortable, propertied, prosperous, substantial, successful; flourishing, prospering, thriving; advantaged, blessed (also blest), privileged
Near Antonymsunaffluent; deprived, disadvantaged, hand-to-mouth, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, beggared, broke, indebted, insolvent, pauperized, ruined, skint [chiefly British]; depressed, pinched, reduced, straitened; low, short
WELL-TO-DO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of well-to-do for English Language Learners
: having plenty of money and possessions
WELL-TO-DO Defined for Kids
Definition of well-to-do for Students
- He comes from a well-to-do family.
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