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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.
Recent Examples on the Web If tourism sags, posh stores there will lose custom to luxury shops in China (despite selling the same stuff more cheaply). The Economist, "Still grounded How China emerges from lockdown will affect global tourism," 28 May 2020 Nissan’s new 2020 Sentra compact sedan may be the perfect car for our uncertain times: affordable, with plenty of advanced safety features and styling borrowed from Nissan’s posh Maxima sporty sedan. cleveland, "2020 Nissan Sentra may be the perfect car for nervous times," 23 May 2020 Was there a concern that hardcore-action readers would get bored with posh baby fascists Gossip Girling around a murder-y prep school? Darren Franich, EW.com, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes review: Hunger Games prequel's darkly funny, way too long," 19 May 2020 The exterior design aims for a more premium look, as opposed to the RAV4's rugged pretensions, and the interior materials look posh compared to those in even the RAV4's highest trim levels. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Toyota Venza Returns for 2021 as Two-Row Hybrid-Only SUV," 18 May 2020 Gallatin is home to Montana State University in Bozeman, an international airport, and the posh Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, where Justin Timberlake and Google’s Eric Schmidt own houses. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal," 15 May 2020 More bodies were found in subsequent days, including 25 in a nursing home in the posh district of Chamartin in Madrid. NBC News, "Official coronavirus death tolls are only an estimate, and that is a problem," 14 Apr. 2020 Meanwhile, at another San Francisco emergency room, nurse Liz Sanderson still savors a sea salt caramel bread pudding from another posh eatery. Time, "Feeding Front Line Workers Amid Coronavirus Outbreaks, One Duck Confit at a Time," 3 Apr. 2020 In Hampstead, a famously posh neighborhood in north London, the arrival of a delivery truck in front of a grocery store provoked a scramble. New York Times, "The Toilet Paper Had Armed Guards, and Other Coronavirus Stories," 24 Mar. 2020

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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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2 Jun 2020

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“Posh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posh. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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