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

  • adj. Having plenty of money; prosperous.

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  • adj. rich; affluent; prosperous

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

Etymologies

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. (Wiktionary)

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