adjective Informal.

characteristic of or being a poser, especially in being trendy or fashionable in a superficial way.

Sometimes pos·er·ish [poh-zer-ish] /ˈpoʊ zər ɪʃ/.

Origin of posey

Can be confusedpoesy posey posy
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Contemporary Examples of posey

Historical Examples of posey

  • Posey and Wilcox dislodged the forces about the Brick House.

  • The one by Ridgway for Posey County is undoubtedly an error.

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam

  • He called a spectator and paid him to take Posey and the wagon home.

    Negro Tales

    Joseph Seamon Cotter

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for posey


poserish (ˈpəʊzərɪʃ)


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