\ˈpäsh \

Definition of posh 

1 : elegant, fashionable a posh restaurant

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

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Other Words from posh

poshly adverb
poshness noun

Examples of posh in a Sentence

They live in a posh neighborhood. The family is very posh.

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Sure, the Victoria’s Secret Angels share a glittery pink runway year after year, but can the group handle a night together in a posh hotel room? Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "The Victoria’s Secret Angels Took Over the Plaza Hotel for an Epic Pre-Show Sleepover," 21 Nov. 2018 Take this sprawling five-bedroom, seven-bath mountain contemporary home in the posh Snake River Sporting Club. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Mod mountain retreat asks $11.9M," 9 Nov. 2018 Expect to see a whole new slew of posh pink Insta-living on your feed soon. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "This Penthouse Apartment Was Designed for Influencer Photoshoots," 1 Oct. 2018 This is a market that now includes farm-to-table cuisine, posh furniture, luxury collars, and spa services. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The startup world’s cuddly, cutthroat battle to walk your dog," 12 Sep. 2018 More on Victoria Beckham: Now find out how to look like a posh disco witch: Follow Marci on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Allure's newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Marci Robin, Allure, "Victoria Beckham's Daughter Harper Just Got Her Mom's Iconic Stacked Bob Haircut," 25 Aug. 2018 The brand has been vetted by royals like Princess Diana, and its sophisticated stiletto offerings suit Pippa's posh style. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "5 Shoe Brands Pippa Middleton Can't Stop Wearing—and Where to Shop Them," 20 Aug. 2018 Chicago did that with the once-decrepit Reliance Building, now a posh hotel. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston plan to demolish Harley Clarke mansion: Public vision or hidden agendas?," 13 July 2018 Television images showed Abdi being led out of his villa in a posh neighborhood in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. Elias Meseret, Fox News, "Ethiopia arrests ex-president of the Somali region," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of posh

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for posh

origin unknown

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English Language Learners Definition of posh

: very attractive, expensive, and popular

: typical of people who have high social status

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