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This page is about the slang term posh

British English


high-class, stylish

For example

  • Sarah's got a really posh accent. She must be from an upper-class family.

  • I don't understand why Joanne wants to stay in posh hotels all the time. It's such a waste of money!


This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

If you rent an apartment in a posh neighbourhood, you will

a. pay very little

b. pay a lot

c. pay in cash

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Contributor: Matt Errey