Definify.com

Definition 2021


Posh

Posh

See also: posh

English

Proper noun

Posh

  1. (soccer) Peterborough United F.C., a football club from Peterborough, England

posh

posh

See also: Posh

English

See also the articles mentioned in the References section below for additional discussion.

Adjective

posh (comparative posher or more posh, superlative poshest or most posh)

  1. Associated with the upper classes.
    She talks with a posh accent.
  2. Stylish, elegant, exclusive (expensive).
    After the performance they went out to a very posh restaurant.
  3. (usually offensive, chiefly in Scotland and Northern England) Snobbish, materialistic, prejudiced, under the illusion that one is better than everyone else.
    We have a right posh git moving in next door

Quotations

  • 1919: "Well, it ain't one of the classic events. It were run over there." Docker jerked a thumb vaguely in the direction of France. "At a 'Concours Hippique,' which is posh for 'Race Meeting.' Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 18, 1919

Translations

Interjection

Posh!

  1. An exclamation expressing derision.
    • 1889: "The czar! Posh! I slap my fingers--I snap my fingers at him." Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Was

Noun

posh (uncountable)

  1. fragments produced by an impact
  2. slush

References

  1. Slang and its Analogues Past and Present, volume 5 (London, 1902), John S. Farmer and W.E. Henley (editors), page 261
  2. World Wide Words, "Posh",
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22378819
  4. snopes.com,

Anagrams


Maricopa

Noun

posh

  1. cat

Romani

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Armenian փոշի (pʿoši).

Noun

posh

  1. dust

References

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), փոշի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 517a
  • Vaillant, Jean-Alexandre (1868), “pos’”, in Grammaire, dialogues et voabulaire de la langue des Bohémiens ou Cigains (in French), Paris: Maisonneuve, page 123a