- a flower, nosegay, or bouquet.
- Archaic. a brief motto or the like, as one inscribed within a ring.
Origin of posy
Related Words for posyflower, sentiment, bouquet, nosegay, blossom, verse, motto, corsage, boutonniere
Examples from the Web for posy
Historical Examples of posy
Her posy was sweet-smelling and good; it spoke to the heart.Tiverton Tales
Posy, among the rest, was blindfolded, and led up to the table.
"Posy here'd be a good hand aboard a lightship," he observed.
I presume likely it's right enough for you to play that mouth organ of yours, Posy.
"A dear old lady," murmured Goneril, much more interested in her posy.
- a small bunch of flowers or a single flower; nosegay
- archaic a brief motto or inscription, esp one on a trinket or a ring
Word Origin for posy
also posey, 1530s, "line of verse engraved on the inner surface of a ring," from poesy "poetry; a passage of poetry," which is recorded in this sense from early 15c. Meaning "flower, bouquet" first recorded 1570s, from notion of the language of flowers.