or pos·sy

[ pos-ee ]
/ ˈpɒs i /

noun Australian.

a job; position.

Nearby words

  1. posset,
  2. possibility,
  3. possible,
  4. possible world,
  5. possibly,
  6. posslq,
  7. possum,
  8. possum haw,
  9. possy,
  10. post

Origin of possie

First recorded in 1915–20; shortening and alteration of position


[ pos-ee ]
/ ˈpɒs i /

noun, plural pos·sies. Australian.

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Examples from the Web for possies

  • These men had crept into their "possies," or crevices in the wall, and tucked their toes out of the way.

    Australia in Arms|Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • The infantry alongside were in possies, as we called them, holes dug in the trenches to keep a man from being exposed.

  • Ever ingenious, the troops commenced collecting tins, and anything that would keep their "possies" and dugouts dry.

    Australia in Arms|Phillip F.E. Schuler

British Dictionary definitions for possies



/ (ˈpɒzɪ) /


Australian and NZ informal a place; positionif we're early for the film we'll get a good possie at the back
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