\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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Parents at a posh private school are unhappy over an administrator’s plan to continue allegedly segregating students by race. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "$45,000-per-year private school in uproar over plan to 'segregate' students by race," 1 July 2018 In 2015 Brookhouse, a posh Kenyan school, was bought by Inspired, an international chain, which then opened a new campus. The Economist, "Elite private schools are booming in Kenya," 21 June 2018 Their parents, Carole and Michael, were running a highly successful party planning business and all three children attended the posh private British Schools St. Andrews school and Marlborough College. Corynne Cirilli, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About the Middleton Family," 8 May 2018 Natasha Katz’s lighting and Anna Louizos’ set creates a persuasive world of gritty concert venues, a posh prep school, and the upper-middle-class homes of the students. Jim Rutter, Philly.com, "'School of Rock' at the Academy of Music: A two-hour blast of entertainment, with heart," 28 Mar. 2018 The son of an accountant, Brooksbank, 31, was educated at a posh British school and grew up among the upper-class, aristocratic socialites who hang out with the young royals. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Britain's Princess Eugenie to wed long-term boyfriend," 22 Jan. 2018 Will anyone do the electric slide at the reception, or is that not posh? Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "The Royal Wedding Means Nothing and Everything to Me," 18 May 2018 Behind hedges dense and tall, its homes have long sheltered a mix of posh and artsy. New York Times, "Inside the Hamptons House Where Kevin Durant Hosted N.B.A. Suitors in 2016," 16 May 2018 The elegant and posh are represented: BCN Taste & Tradition, Brasserie 19, Brennan's of Houston, La Table, Uchi. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "2018 Taste of the Nation to be held May 22," 15 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of posh

: very attractive, expensive, and popular

: typical of people who have high social status

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