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[poh-zee] /ˈpoʊ zi/
adjective, Informal.
characteristic of or being a poser, especially in being trendy or fashionable in a superficial way.
Sometimes, poserish [poh-zer-ish] /ˈpoʊ zər ɪʃ/ (Show IPA).
Origin of posey
poser1+ -y1
Can be confused
poesy, posey, posy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • posey and Wilcox dislodged the forces about the Brick House.

    Lee and Longstreet at High Tide Helen D. Longstreet
  • The one by Ridgway for posey County is undoubtedly an error.

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam
  • Kitty set about getting breakfast, and Regnan curried posey.

    Negro Tales Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • A pancake was passed to the plates of Regnan and Kitty, and one to the mouth of posey.

    Negro Tales Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • He called a spectator and paid him to take posey and the wagon home.

    Negro Tales Joseph Seamon Cotter
British Dictionary definitions for posey


(informal) (of a place) for, characteristic of, or full of posers; affectedly trendy
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Contemporary definitions for posey

expensive and fashionable, esp. with the intention to impress; pretentious's 21st Century Lexicon
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