posh
adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1918 1. elegant, fashionable <
a posh restaurant
>
2. British typical of or intended for the upper classes ; highfalutin <
posh accents
>
poshly adverbposhness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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