One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the industrial revolution created a new moneyed class’
rich, wealthy, affluent, cash rich, well-to-do, well off, with deep pockets, prosperous, in clover, opulent, of means, of substance
informal in the money, rolling in it, rolling in money, loaded, filthy rich, stinking rich, well heeled, flush, made of money, in easy street, on easy street
British informal quids in
dated, informal in the chips, on velvet, oofy
penniless, poor, impoverished
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