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Wealthy; aristocratic.‘a silk-stocking crowd’
rich, affluent, moneyed, cash rich, well off, with deep pockets, well-to-do, prosperous, comfortable, opulent, propertied, of means, of substance, in clover, plutocraticView synonyms
- ‘Some of the most "liberal" criminal judges I know, used to be silk-stocking corporate lawyers.’
- ‘This train will carry the "silk stocking" crowd.’
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