\ 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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Its picturesque location in the Swiss Alps has long attracted some of the world’s wealthiest financiers, but it is also seen as a posh opportunity for leaders to interact with the world’s economic elite. Anne Gearan, Washington Post, "Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Switzerland, a gathering synonymous with wealth and power," 9 Jan. 2018 Take a look inside the rest of their posh apartment below. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "Inside The New York City Apartment The Obamas' Landlords Will Soon Call Home," 9 June 2016 Emirates is known for its posh in-flight experience. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "The Emirates Summer Airfare Sale Is the Perfect Excuse to Plan Your Next Getaway," 2 July 2018 Get instant backyard shade with just the press of a button thanks to this posh umbrella alternative that stood up to the elements in our Media & Tech Lab evaluations. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: SunSetter Motorized Awnings," 5 Apr. 2019 Some of New York City’s poshest dining rooms are still nestled inside these retail behemoths, offering respite while enticing shoppers to linger longer on-site. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "Saks Doubles Down on Department Stores With New Restaurant in New York City," 15 Jan. 2019 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of posh

: very attractive, expensive, and popular
British : typical of people who have high social status

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