Definition of silver-spoon in English:

silver-spoon

adjective

  • Having a wealthy or privileged background.

    ‘she was a baronet's granddaughter and had a silver-spoon upbringing’
    • ‘He has not had a silver-spoon career.’
    • ‘Today's politicians have found that a Spanish vocabulary is useful for disguising silver-spoon roots and expressing solidarity with the masses.’
    • ‘Golfers need to relate to real people and not act like silver-spoon snobs.’
    • ‘She's trying to fit a populist suit on a silver-spoon candidate.’
    • ‘Mr Alexander denies any suggestion that he is a silver-spoon politician.’
    • ‘It's tough to shed that silver-spoon image when you use the word "thrice."’
    • ‘You can be a silver-spoon, blue-blood elitist, but if you wear the Democratic label you are presumed to be connected and empathetic.’
    • ‘On a daily basis, I'll hear this guy messing around outside with his baritone silver-spoon lisp, usually entertaining some of his other friends.’
    • ‘World War II intervenes, just barely making an impact on the story, and Allie lands a silverspoon fiancé.’
    • ‘Are you going to believe someone who has dedicated their silver-spoon upbringing and life's work to making as much money as quickly as possible?’
    noble, titled, upper-class, blue-blooded, high-born, well born, patrician, elite
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Phrases

  • be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth

    • Be born into a wealthy family of high social standing.

      ‘it's obvious that he wasn't raised with a silver spoon’
    • see born
      • ‘I presume that for most people - those who were not born with a silver spoon in their mouth - there was a time when they were poor.’
      • ‘You thought I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, is that right?’
      • ‘Although he is descended from Russian aristocracy, he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.’
      • ‘He is American with a fresh faced, ‘well scrubbed’ look about him but was certainly not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.’
      • ‘You on the other hand must have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth.’
      • ‘It is always being said that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but that's not the case.’
      • ‘So if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, tell people.’
      • ‘They think that we're born with a silver spoon in our mouth.’
      • ‘So what is it like to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth?’
      • ‘I never lived in a block of flats, but I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth either.’

Pronunciation

silver-spoon

/ˈsɪlvəspuːn/