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posh

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adjective \ˈpäsh\

Simple Definition of posh

  • : very attractive, expensive, and popular

  • : typical of people who have high social status

Full Definition of posh

  1. 1 :  elegant, fashionable <a posh restaurant>

  2. 2 British :  typical of or intended for the upper classes :  highfalutin <posh accents>

posh·ly adverb
posh·ness noun

Examples of posh

  1. They live in a posh neighborhood.

  2. The family is very posh.



Origin of posh

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1918


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