Definition of silver-spoon in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪlvəspuːn


Having a wealthy or privileged background: she was a baronet’s granddaughter and had a silver-spoon upbringing
More example sentences
  • World War II intervenes, just barely making an impact on the story, and Allie lands a silverspoon fiancé.
  • Are you going to believe someone who has dedicated their silver-spoon upbringing and life's work to making as much money as quickly as possible?
  • Mr Alexander denies any suggestion that he is a silver-spoon politician.


be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth

see born.
More example sentences
  • Although he is descended from Russian aristocracy, he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
  • So what is it like to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth?
  • You on the other hand must have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth.

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