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.

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The Reef was the creation of Eugene Lawrence, a young modernist architect who opened a small office on Palm Beach’s posh Worth Avenue in 1965. Steven Stolman, House Beautiful, "This Delightfully Retro Apartment Complex Has Been Home to Design Royalty," 6 Mar. 2019 Where Jong-su drives a truck, Ben tools around in a Porsche; where Jong-su lives on his family’s farm blasted by propaganda from North Korean loudspeakers, Ben has a sleek apartment in the posh Gangnam neighborhood immortalized by Psy. John Powers, Vogue, "Burning Is the New Thriller About Toxic Masculinity That You Didn’t Know You Needed," 26 Oct. 2018 Leméac Leméac has been a mainstay in the posh Outremont neighborhood since 2001, and its corner location on Laurier and Durocher streets makes its grand patio a hot spot in summer and through fall. Karin Eldor, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunches in Montreal," 6 Aug. 2018 Kloss and her husband Joshua Kushner have just put up their New York City apartment in the posh 211 Elizabeth Street on the market, with Compass agents Nick Gavin and Josh Doyle, at a price of almost $7 million. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Are Selling Their $7 Million NYC Apartment," 4 Mar. 2019 Someone recommended a doctor with a posh West Coast practice. Abby Ellin, Marie Claire, "I Almost Married a Con Man," 8 Jan. 2019 Sousa said from the lobby of a posh Arabic restaurant in Caracas. Washington Post, "In embattled Venezuela, beauty offers ladder out of poverty," 6 July 2018 The Silverado is nearly identical to the Sierra, which is a little more posh. Tom Krisher, The Seattle Times, "Heavy duty: Detroit 3 all roll out biggest pickups this year," 6 Feb. 2019 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

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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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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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