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

  • 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


poserish (ˈpəʊzərɪʃ)


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