[ posh ]
/ pɒʃ /


sumptuously furnished or appointed; luxurious: a posh apartment.

Origin of posh

1915–20; of obscure origin; compareposha dandy (recorded as British slang in 1890); the popular notion that the word is an acronym from port out(ward), starboard home, said to be the preferred accommodation on ships traveling between England and India, is without foundation
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British Dictionary definitions for poshest


/ (pɒʃ) informal, mainly British /


smart, elegant, or fashionable; exclusiveposh clothes
upper-class or genteel


in a manner associated with the upper classto talk posh

Derived Forms

poshness, noun

Word Origin for posh

C19: often said to be an acronym of the phrase port out, starboard home, the most desirable location for a cabin in British ships sailing to and from the East, being the north-facing or shaded side; but more likely to be a development of obsolete slang posh a dandy
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