posh

adjective
\ 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

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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 Day 2 Rise and shine with Wayfarer Bread & Pastry, 20 minutes north of your hotel in the posh coastal community of La Jolla. Mona Schwartz, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Weekend Guide: Mexican Heritage, Microbreweries, and Marine Life in San Diego," 23 Mar. 2021 One for the posh hotels and better London venues, another for the clubs and music pubs. Fred Bronson, Billboard, "Mike Stock Looks Back on 36 Years of Stock-Aitken-Waterman Smashes," 3 Mar. 2021 It’s one of two homes that the 17-time All-Star, who led the Lakers to an NBA championship last season, owns in the posh Westside neighborhood. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Real Estate newsletter: A penthouse full of secret rooms," 6 Mar. 2021 Upper East Side: This posh residential area is home to a number of the city's top museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "New York City Travel Guide," 1 Mar. 2021 In a different posh neighborhood a couple miles southeast, another bar sat mostly empty. Casey Taylor, The New Republic, "Inside the Hostage Crisis of America’s Dying Restaurants," 11 Dec. 2020 Even in this posh neighborhood, this home’s 2 acres of landscape are especially lush. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit architect came out of retirement to design $2M Bloomfield Hills home for friends," 6 Dec. 2020 Castellano harnessed Hackett’s posh Sloane Ranger DNA and turned it into a global currency. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, "How This Legendary Luggage Brand Thrived During a Year With No Travel," 3 Mar. 2021 Last March, some professionals moved permanently into sweatpants while others stayed posh. Rob Asghar, Forbes, "The New Workplace Etiquette: No Zoom Booze, No Politics, Good Eye Contact," 3 Mar. 2021

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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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Last Updated

2 Apr 2021

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“Posh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posh. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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posh

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of posh

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

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