Definition of best off in US English:

best off

adverb

  • 1In the most favourable or advantageous position; (now especially) best provided with money or other resources.

  • 2With the. The most favourably placed, the best advantaged; the best provided.

adjective

  • In attributive use. Usually in form best-off. Most wealthy or well-to-do.

noun

  • With the and plural concord. Those who are in the most favourable or advantageous position; especially people who are best off financially, considered as a class.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From best + off. Compare earlier better off, well off.

Pronunciation

best off

/ˌbɛst ˈɒf/