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

  • adjective Having plenty of money; prosperous.

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  • adjective rich; affluent; prosperous

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  • adjective in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich


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From cock-fighting sense, a well-heeled cock was provided with sharp spurs and could inflict maximum damage. Then it came along in American frontier slang to mean that one was well-equipped. In the modern sense, however, it means being armed with the most powerful weapon: money.


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  • That's some etymology.

    May 22, 2018

  • It's a nice effort, bless 'em.

    May 22, 2018