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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Perhaps from posh 'money, showy man' (19-20 centuries)

posh

1 adjective
     
posh1 informal
1 a posh restaurant, hotel, car etc is expensive and looks as if it is used or owned by rich people:
a posh private school
2 British English upper class:
Her parents are terribly posh.
WORD FOCUS: expensive WORD FOCUS: expensive
high used about prices, rents, or charges
fancy
used about restaurants, cars, or clothes that look expensive
posh
used about hotels, restaurants, or cars that look expensive and are used by rich or high-class people
cost a lot
also cost a bomb informal to be very expensive
be out of somebody's price range
to be more than someone can afford to pay
be a rip-off
informal to be much too expensive, so that you feel you have been cheated
exorbitant
exorbitant prices are much too high


See also
expensive

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