- sumptuously furnished or appointed; luxurious: a posh apartment.
Origin of posh1
Related Wordsexclusive, swank, fashionable, classy, swanky, opulent, elegant, luxury, grand, trendy, chic, deluxe, high-class, ritzy, modish, rich, smart, swish, la-di-da
Examples from the Web for poshest
Bar none, the poshest place to stay is Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa in Sandhurst.Gal With a Suitcase
July 10, 2010
That girl doesn't live in one the poshest suburbs of Los Angeles.M.I.A.'s Twitter Feud With The New York Times
May 31, 2010
We went to Atlantic City for a weekend and stayed at the Borgata, the poshest hotel in town.My Sugar Daddy
November 30, 2008
- smart, elegant, or fashionable; exclusiveposh clothes
- upper-class or genteel
- in a manner associated with the upper classto talk posh
Word Origin and History for poshest
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]