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posey

[poh-zee]
adjective Informal.
  1. characteristic of or being a poser, especially in being trendy or fashionable in a superficial way.
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Sometimes pos·er·ish [poh-zer-ish] /ˈpoʊ zər ɪʃ/.

Origin of posey

Can be confusedpoesy posey posy
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Examples from the Web for posey

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Historical Examples

  • 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

posey

poserish (ˈpəʊzərɪʃ)

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