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Examples from the Web for posh
Over the past few days, photos have trickled out showing the happy couple and their guests zipping around Venice on posh boats.
Despite the profusion of products, the star—as the U.N. clearly knows—will always be Posh herself.
Her father built a successful business and the family lives in an $800,000 sandstone house in a posh Glasgow suburb.
Earlier this month a brand new art museum opened in the posh mountain resort town of Aspen, Colorado.
Bogie and Bacall purchased a $160,000 mansion in Holmby Hills, a posh enclave in Los Angeles, and played house.
On one occasion when he was walking with Posh on the pier some stranger hazarded a casual word or two p. 36to the fisherman.
From the first there was a difficulty in persuading Posh to keep any accounts of either outgoings or incomings.
We drew up at the door of a palatial establishment—the "posh" hotel of Los Angeles.Across America by Motor-cycle|C. K. Shepherd
Dr. Aldis Wright was under the impression that the portrait was never finished; but Posh is very certain about it.
But Posh could never regard the “mild bare,” the “twopenny” of the district, as an enemy.
British Dictionary definitions for posh
Word Origin for posh
Word Origin and History for posh
by 1914 (1903 as push), of uncertain origin; no evidence for the common derivation from an acronym of port outward, starboard home, supposedly the shipboard accommodations of wealthy British traveling to India on the P & O Lines (to keep their cabins out of the sun); as per OED, see objections outlined in G. Chowdharay-Best, "Mariner's Mirror," Jan. 1971; also see here . More likely from slang posh "a dandy" (1890), from thieves' slang meaning "money" (1830), originally "coin of small value, halfpenny," possibly from Romany posh "half" [Barnhart].
The cavalryman, far more than the infantryman, makes a point of wearing "posh" clothing on every possible occasion -- "posh" being a term used to designate superior clothing, or articles of attire other than those issued by and strictly conforming to the regulations. [E. Charles Vivian, "The British Army From Within," London, 1914]