Basic+ Word of the Day: posh

posh (adjective) LISTEN

Posh restaurant

Posh means ‘elegant or luxurious.’

  • We went to a posh resort for our anniversary.
  • When we heard her posh accent, we knew she was not from our neighborhood.
  • Although Neville is very smart, he does not plan to go to a posh university.

Did you know?

Posh is very common in the UK, but Americans usually use different words. They may say fancy, classy or swanky.

In pop culture

The Spice Girls was a popular British pop group in the late ’90s. Victoria Beckham was called Posh Spice. Watch and listen to their hit “Wannabe.” Do you know which one is Victoria?

There are other meanings of posh.
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