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"posh" in British English

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poshadjective

uk   /pɒʃ/  us   /pɑːʃ/
B2 informal (of ​places and things) ​expensive and of high ​quality: He ​takes her to some really posh ​restaurants.C2 UK informal (of ​people and ​theirvoices) from a high ​socialclass: A woman with a very posh ​accentphoned for him ​earlier.too posh to push informal humorous used for ​describing a woman from a high ​socialclass who ​chooses to have a caesareansection (= a ​medicaloperation) to have her ​baby

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posh
adverb uk   us   UK not standard
She ​talksdead posh.
(Definition of posh from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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poshadjective

 us   /pɑʃ/
expensive, ​comfortable, and of high ​quality: a posh ​hotel/​restaurant
(Definition of posh from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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