\ 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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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 Per People Magazine, the pair was seen leaving with pals at posh Nobu restaurant in Malibu, Calif. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Ben Affleck's rumored Playboy model girlfriend Shauna Sexton reveals her ideal man," 21 Aug. 2018 The wedding, and the new couple, were not only posh but #fabulous #fun and living proof that sometimes those Instagram videos can result in not only likes but love. Jennifer Wright, Town & Country, "Hard to Believe This Wasn't the Wedding of the Summer, or All Time," 9 Sep. 2015 Sure, the Victoria’s Secret Angels share a glittery pink runway year after year, but can the group handle a night together in a posh hotel room? Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "The Victoria’s Secret Angels Took Over the Plaza Hotel for an Epic Pre-Show Sleepover," 21 Nov. 2018 Take this sprawling five-bedroom, seven-bath mountain contemporary home in the posh Snake River Sporting Club. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Mod mountain retreat asks $11.9M," 9 Nov. 2018 Expect to see a whole new slew of posh pink Insta-living on your feed soon. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "This Penthouse Apartment Was Designed for Influencer Photoshoots," 1 Oct. 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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