\ 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.

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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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The first known use of posh was in 1914

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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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