loaded .


rich

TRANSLATION

loaded = stinkreich

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

“Malik’s dolls have spawned a vast franchise industry - just like Star Wars. He’s LOADED. LOADED, but unhappy.”

John Sutherland - The Guardian

Did you
know?

loaded
adjective

1. rich
2. drunk
3. unfair

The Cambridge Dictionary


ORIGIN

From the 1660s, ‘laden, burdened’, to load (unbalance) dice with lead so they will fall unfairly.

The meaning “drunk” dates from 1886 with the expression ‘take one’s load’ (to drink one’s fill).

Today's OWAD sense of being rich or wealthy is attested from 1910.


BEIJING BILLIONAIRES

In 2020, the world gained 493 new billionaires — that’s one every 17 hours.

For the last seven years, New York City had been home to more billionaires than any other city in the world.

New York’s richest person and former mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is worth $59 billion. Beijing’s richest billionaire and the founder of TikTok is Zhang Yiming with a net worth of $35.6 billion.

Beijing has overtaken New York and is now home to 100 billionaires. That’s one more billionaire than the 99 living in New York City.

Source: Business Insider


SYNONYMS

affluent, born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth, deep-pocketed, fat-cat, filthy rich, flush, in clover, in the gravy, in the lap of luxury, LOADED, lousy rich, made of money, moneyed, of independent means, on easy street, opulent, rolling in it, set for life, silk-stocking, sitting pretty, stinking rich, well-endowed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do, with money to burn, worth a bundle, worth a million, worth a packet


PRACTICE OWAD in an English conversation, say something like:

“Bill Gates was always LOADED, now he's using his wealth to serve humanity."

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