Definition of Silver spoon

1. Noun. The inherited wealth of established upper-class families. "She is the daughter of old money from Massachusetts"

Exact synonyms: Old Money
Generic synonyms: Inherited Wealth



Definition of Silver spoon

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Wealth passed down or inherited. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silver Spoon

silver plating
silver point
silver poisoning
silver protein
silver protein stain
silver proteins
silver quandong
silver quandong tree
silver rule
silver sage
silver sagebrush
silver salmon
silver screen
silver service
silver solder
silver spoon (current term)
silver spruce
silver stain
silver staining
silver standard
silver storm
silver storms
silver sulfadiazine
silver sulfide
silver surfer
silver surfers
silver thatch
silver thaw
silver top
silver tree

Literary usage of Silver spoon

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Docs any purchaser of a spoon sold as a plated article for fifty cents, suppose that he is buying a silver spoon worth $4? Does a purchaser, when buying я ..."

2. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1839)
"NO silver spoon! BY THOMAS HAYNES BAYLY, ESQ. " Take a poon, pig. ... There, if ever a boy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, that 's the very boy. ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters (1893)
"To William Mason alt Waltham, my eldest son, twenty pounds and one double bell salt of Silver, six new silver spoon*, cue of my silver vessells called a ..."

4. Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National by John Walter Osborne (1868)
"... my sleeve in the table-cloth, whereby a silver spoon fell into my lap ; and, as I replaced the spoon, I saw that Detective had witnessed the operation. ..."

5. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith, George Cruikshank (1839)
"NO silver spoon! BY THOMAS HAYNES BAYLY, ESQ. " Take a poon, pig-"—Miss ... There, if ever a boy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, that's the very ..."

6. A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department by Ormonde Maddock Dalton (1903)
"Monogram and inscription on Byzantine silver spoon of the sixth century. (No. 390.) a tripod lamp-stand (No. 376), beneath the foot of which are two ..."

7. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
"said Andy, after a long pause, "the devil be from me if ever I seen a silver spoon split that way before !" The butler gave a hoarse laugh, ..."

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