\ 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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Sure, the ’90s are back in fashion, from underarm bags to Gwyneth Paltrow–worthy maxi skirts, but this is one trend revival that is not only posh but also quite practical. Anny Choi, Vogue, "Don’t Go to a Winter Wedding Without One of These Style-Saving Coats," 14 Jan. 2019 The Houston part of this tearjerker supreme centers around the tasteful two-story dwelling of widow Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine), located on Locke Lane in a posh but hardly ostentatious section of River Oaks. Chris Gray, Houston Chronicle, "Revisiting the sites that made these Houston films famous," 10 Jan. 2018 Over the weekend, the four were spotted out and about on the town on double dates, first heading to a dinner in Covent Garden on Saturday night, followed by a late lunch at a posh sushi restaurant in Mayfair on Sunday. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are Spending Christmas With Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas," 24 Dec. 2018 One is a charming woman with a silver updo and a posh accent who introduces herself as Penelope and tells me she’s been on more than two dozen Silversea cruises. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "Sailing the South China Sea Is the Best Way to See Southeast Asia," 15 Nov. 2018 When Motoazabu Hills, a posh building of rented apartments in central Tokyo, recently changed hands, the new owner decided to gut and redo the interiors rather than knock the whole thing down. The Economist, "Why Japanese houses have such limited lifespans," 15 Mar. 2018 The 25-year-old Grand Prairie native has re-listed her 10,016-square-foot mansion, located in the posh Montserrat gated community. Courtney Ortega, star-telegram, "Selena Gomez puts Fort Worth home back up for sale | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 8 Feb. 2018 Spruce Spruce's decor is about as posh as San Francisco restaurant interiors get: Elegant without being stuffy, expect white tablecloths, leather chairs, a marbled bar, and dark tones, all under a cathedral ceiling. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "32 Best Restaurants in San Francisco," 1 Mar. 2018 At stake are about 200 historic Victorian homes—more than half of which are miner’s cabins—located in a quiet, leafy neighborhood just blocks from posh restaurants and boutiques. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "The Millionaires Living in the Mining Cabins," 1 Nov. 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
British : typical of people who have high social status

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