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heel +‎ -ed




  1. simple past and past participle of heel


heeled (comparative more heeled, superlative most heeled)

  1. Having a heel (often of a specified type, as in high-heeled etc.).
  2. (archaic) Prepared, especially armed with a weapon. [from 19th c.]
    • 1903, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Dancing Men, Norton, published 2005, page 896:
      I was heeled also, and I held up my gun to scare him off and let me get away.
  3. (slang) Wealthy; having enough money. [from 19th c.]
    • 1949 September 26, William S. Burroughs, “To Jack Kerouac”, in Oliver Harris, editor, The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1945–1959, New York: Penguin, published 1993, →ISBN, page 53:
      I have a large apt. could accommodate you. Tell Neal to come too if he is heeled.

Derived terms[edit]

compound adjectives of the sense “having a heel of some type”

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