- in a favorable or fortunate condition or circumstance
- prosperous; well-to-do
- In fortunate circumstances.
Origin of well-offoff, circumstanced, probably from the phrase to come well off, to emerge from in good circumstances.
(comparative better-off or more well-off, superlative best-off or most well-off)
- Alternative spelling of well off.
- He was expecting a large inheritance from a well-off aunt.
- This spelling often preferred for attributive use (before a noun) and to avoid associating the off with a following word.
- This spelling often less preferred in predicative use (after is).
(comparative better off or more well off, superlative best off or most well off)