"Posh"?! What is this word?

Discussion in 'General' started by southernbeast, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. southernbeast

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    I keep hearing females use this word quite frequently. Can somebody explain the meaning to me? All I know is that it its some sort of artsy/scene term.
     
  2. s dubl

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  3. servechilled81

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    fancy
     
  4. cincoseisdos

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    upscale?
     
  5. mytmouse76

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    i think it means cool and 'in'
     
  6. jpioneer

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    1. Associated with the upper classes.

    She talks with a posh accent.

    2. Stylish, elegant, exclusive (expensive).

    After the performance they went out to a very posh restaurant.

    3. Snobbish, materialistic, prejudiced, under the illusion that they are better than everyone else. usually offensive. (especially in Scotland)

    We have a right posh fart moving in next door
     
  7. the great hibachi

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  8. nationaltruckerdave

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    i think so too
     
  9. dmasta718

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    Like that's so posh?
     
  10. kdawg

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    It's an old word - English in origin (as in country, not language) and means someone that likes the finer things in life - but almost in a derogatory way -like being overly concerned about appearances.

    Supposedly the origin is Port Out Starboard Home - meaning the side of the boat people had cabins on for a cruise. I'm not sure why that makes a difference- probably the sun on a certain side of the ship or something.
     
  11. nawth21

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    They used to make these things called dictionaries...
     
  12. illionaire

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    Isn't as bad as 'fierce'.
     
  13. kakashi

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    posh doesn't means upscale like someone suggested.

    it mean egregiously stylish, or "over the top"...posh in a nutshell

    is tap water from a project faucet sold in elegant 20oz bottles with white gold tops for $60.

    ...just cause.

    a night club with $100 cover, a female that wear sun glasses at night...a fur coat in july.
    treating someone inferior, swag turned all the up...98% of nt'ers when they say "cool story bro"