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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.
Recent Examples on the Web There were two openings at the time: one at a posh Swiss boarding school, and the other at a school called the American College of Sofia. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "Author Garth Greenwell Owes His Career to One Eastern European City," 14 Jan. 2020 The posh private school released an extraordinary report in December detailing decades of abuse at the school by at least nine instructors. oregonlive, "Former Catlin Gabel student says math teacher groped her 80 times, seeks $4.5 million in damages," 13 Jan. 2020 Harry went to very traditional, very posh boarding schools — first Ludgrove and then Eton College — before attending the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. Washington Post, "‘Sandringham Summit’ explained. Prince Harry and the queen may discuss titles, money and the royal brand.," 13 Jan. 2020 In 2018, a group called Rimrock Properties paid $18.8 million in cash for a 21,000-square-foot mansion situated on 30 acres in Scottsdale’s posh Silverleaf neighborhood. Catherine Reagor, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver sells his Paradise Valley home for a record $19.25M," 25 Nov. 2019 As the game grew in popularity in northern industrial towns, wealthy teams linked to posh schools outlawed payments to players, to disadvantage teams from poor areas, whose players needed to earn money. The Economist, "English rugby is getting less white, but not much less posh," 2 Nov. 2019 Some of the babysitting duties no doubt include dropping George and Charlotte off at their posh London School, Thomas’s Battersea. Vogue, "Do Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Children Have the World’s Best Babysitters?," 15 Oct. 2019 Cornell-Duranleau was stabbed some 70 times in Lathem’s posh high-rise apartment in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood in July 2017. Megan Crepeau, chicagotribune.com, "Ex-Northwestern professor to still fight sex-fantasy murder charges after co-defendant pleads guilty," 22 July 2019 From headphones to portable speakers and soundbars, Bose is a beloved name in home and personal audio, and Black Friday is a great time to save big on some of the company's more posh and pricy products. Lee Neikirk, USA TODAY, "The best Black Friday deals on Bose headphones and speakers," 29 Nov. 2019

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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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11 Feb 2020

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“Posh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posh. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of posh

: very attractive, expensive, and popular
British : typical of people who have high social status

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