Definition of well-to-do in English:



  • Wealthy; prosperous.

    ‘a well-to-do family’
    • ‘The large well-to-do families those great houses were built for left long ago.’
    • ‘His wife Tina is from a well-to-do family that owns much of the land and property in the Valley.’
    • ‘Born in London, he was raised in a well-to-do family, and given an undergraduate education.’
    • ‘He had been a doctor from a well-to-do family, but found he was unable to practise in Britain because he had no certificates to prove his qualifications.’
    • ‘You should be happy that your daughters have married into this well-to-do and respectable family.’
    • ‘Most artists, however, either hold full-time jobs or come from well-to-do families.’
    • ‘Hotels and the more well-to-do families on the hillsides would set off fireworks.’
    • ‘Julia, John's mother, was the fourth of five sisters born into a well-to-do Liverpool family.’
    • ‘According to one person who attended, the gatherings attracted twenty-somethings from well-to-do Irish families.’
    • ‘Her Austrian family had been well-to-do leather merchants in Vienna until her father died.’
    • ‘Diana is from a well-to-do family and lives in a London penthouse.’
    • ‘The story was that of a little girl who was born in a well-to-do family and was a top performer in her studies.’
    wealthy, rich, affluent, moneyed, cash rich, with deep pockets, well off, prosperous, opulent, substantial, comfortable, propertied
    of means, of substance
    rolling in money, rolling in it, in the money, loaded, stinking rich, filthy rich, well heeled, flush, made of money, quids in, worth a packet, worth a bundle, on easy street
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