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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inherited wealth.

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  • noun idiomatic Wealth passed down or inherited.

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  • noun the inherited wealth of established upper-class families

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the phrase born with a silver spoon in one's mouth, wealthy from birth.]

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