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Well heeled/round heeled?

Posted by Lotg on February 03, 2004

In Reply to: ' a round heeled lassie' posted by ESC on February 02, 2004

: : : : An Irishman described a neighbor with the above..... I didnt ask for a definition. Can you help?

: : : Round heels = promiscuous.

: : There was a biography published last year;
: : A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance by Jane Juska.

: Or maybe he said "well-heeled."

Which begs the question, why does well-heeled, imply well off or of a well-to-do background. Is there an implication that people with good shoes must be well off?

And is 'round heeled' the same thing?

I've never heard the term 'round heeled' before. Accompanied by the word 'lassie' suggests more Scottish than Irish to me. Have I got that wrong?