\ ˈpäsh How to pronounce posh (audio) \

Definition of posh

1 : elegant, fashionable a posh restaurant
2 British : typical of or intended for the upper classes : highfalutin posh accents

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Located in the posh neighborhood it's named for, the Kensington is just a mile away from Kensington Palace, the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (along with other members of the royal family). Leena Kim, Town & Country, 16 Apr. 2022 In partnership with the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, this posh Caribbean resort recently launched a camp for kids ages 5 to 14. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 This posh spa continues to ensure that guest and employee health and safety remain the top priority. Roger Sands, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 The posh Portland suburb has long prohibited the public from splashing in the placid waters at the three lakeside parks accessible to anyone. oregonlive, 20 Apr. 2022 Searching for food felt surreal in the upscale but empty Shanghai neighborhood, with its yoga studio, posh eateries, and coffee shops. Ann Scott Tyson, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Apr. 2022 Led by renowned Mexican architect Sordo Madaleno, the $50 million makeover also resulted in an additional 34 beachfront suites and a posh new beach club. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 Apr. 2022 How very Aspen to have the most posh open-to-the-public Recreation Center replete with waterslides, spouting fountains, and a jacuzzi for local nattering after a day on the slopes. Marissa Hermer, Travel + Leisure, 1 Apr. 2022 Its rooms are as posh as the grounds, with Spanish tile, pristine plaster walls, and abstract pottery everywhere. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of posh

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for posh

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20 May 2022

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“Posh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posh. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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