MEANING: noun: Inherited wealth.

ETYMOLOGY: The phrase is often used in the construction “to be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth” meaning one’s born in privilege and wealth. The association of silver with riches is obvious, so why not a gold spoon? Nobody knows, though it may have something to do with silver’s biocidal properties. Earliest documented use: 1719.

SILVER SPOOL - where to get the thread to weave among the gold

SALVER SPOON - what haute societé takes sugar and cream from

SOLVER SPOON - cruciverbalist's trophy