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Jan 18, 2023
This week’s theme
Shoes

This week’s words
suede-shoed
saboteur
well-heeled
sneakernet
boot-faced

well-heeled
Well Heeled

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with Anu Garg

well-heeled

PRONUNCIATION:
(wel-HEELD)

MEANING:
adjective: Having plenty of money.

ETYMOLOGY:
Alluding to a person who can easily afford to replace shoes often. Earliest documented use: 1871. The opposite is down-at-the-heel.

USAGE:
“Italy insisted on a carve-out for luxury goods in the EU’s [sanctions on Russia], lest well-heeled Muscovites go without their Gucci.”
The Economic Weapon; The Economist (London, UK); Mar 5, 2022.

See more usage examples of well-heeled in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman ... because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French. -Montesquieu, philosopher, lawyer, and writer (18 Jan 1689-1755)

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