Meaning of well-to-do in English:



  • Wealthy; prosperous.

    ‘a well-to-do family’
    • ‘His wife Tina is from a well-to-do family that owns much of the land and property in the Valley.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The large well-to-do families those great houses were built for left long ago.’
    • ‘According to one person who attended, the gatherings attracted twenty-somethings from well-to-do Irish families.’
    • ‘You should be happy that your daughters have married into this well-to-do and respectable family.’
    • ‘Born in London, he was raised in a well-to-do family, and given an undergraduate education.’
    • ‘Diana is from a well-to-do family and lives in a London penthouse.’
    • ‘Her Austrian family had been well-to-do leather merchants in Vienna until her father died.’
    • ‘Julia, John's mother, was the fourth of five sisters born into a well-to-do Liverpool family.’
    • ‘Hotels and the more well-to-do families on the hillsides would set off fireworks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Most artists, however, either hold full-time jobs or come from well-to-do families.’
    wealthy, rich, affluent, moneyed, cash rich, with deep pockets, well off, prosperous, opulent, substantial, comfortable, propertied
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