Well-to-do meaning

wĕltə-do͝o
Prosperous; affluent; well-off.
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Affluent or wealthy people.

Demonstrators protested that the tax bill favored the well-to-do.

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Prosperous; well-off; wealthy.
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The definition of well to do is someone who is wealthy or who is prosperous.

An example of well to do is how you would describe Bill Gates or anyone else with lots of money.

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People who are comparatively well off.

Some philosophers aver that the well-to-do should be taxed at a higher rate than poorer people.

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Origin of well-to-do

  • From the phrase well to do in the world well prosperous, affluent to for do doing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition