Definition of “posh” - English Dictionary

“posh” in English

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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 their voices) from a high social class:

A woman with a very posh accent phoned for him earlier.
too posh to push UK informal humorous

used for describing a woman from a high social class who chooses to have a caesarean section (= a medical operation) to have her baby

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noun [ U ] /ˈpɒʃ.nəs/ /ˈpɑːʃ.nəs/

Although he prided himself on his poshness, he was at heart spectacularly vulgar.


uk /pɒʃ/ us /pɑːʃ/

UK not standard as though from a high social class:

She talks dead posh.

(Definition of “posh” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /pɑʃ/

expensive, comfortable, and of high quality:

(Definition of “posh” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)