posy

noun po·sy \ ˈpō-zē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of posy

plural posies
1 : a brief sentiment, motto, or legend
2 a : bouquet, nosegay
b : flower

Examples of posy in a Sentence

  1. a pocket full of posies

  2. gathered a posy of wildflowers to present to his girlfriend

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Origin and Etymology of posy

alteration of poesy

posy Synonyms

Synonyms
bob [Scottish], nosegay, bouquet
Related Words
boutonniere, corsage; arrangement; garland, lei

POSY Defined for English Language Learners

posy

noun

Definition of posy for English Language Learners

  • : a small bunch of flowers

  • : a single cut flower


POSY Defined for Kids

posy

noun po·sy \ ˈpō-zē \

Definition of posy for Students

plural posies
1 : a small bunch of flowers
2 : 1flower 1


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