See also the articles mentioned in the References section below for additional discussion.
posh (comparative posher or more posh, superlative poshest or most posh)
- Associated with the upper classes.
- She talks with a posh accent.
- Stylish, elegant, exclusive (expensive).
- After the performance they went out to a very posh restaurant.
- (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
- 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
associated with the upper classes
stylish, elegant, exclusive
- An exclamation expressing derision.
- 1889: "The czar! Posh! I slap my fingers--I snap my fingers at him." — Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Was
- fragments produced by an impact
↑ Slang and its Analogues Past and Present, volume 5 (London, 1902), John S. Farmer and W.E. Henley (editors), page 261
↑ World Wide Words, "Posh",
From Armenian փոշի (pʿoši).
- 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