Definitions

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  • adjective colloquial posh
  • noun A posh person.
  • noun East Africa A food product made of cornmeal.

Etymologies

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posh +‎ -o

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From Swahili posho, itself from English portion.

Examples

  • The veg options were great: We ate fresh avocado, a local staple called posho (or maize flower), matooke (or banana), rice, and cassava.

    1,000 Words About Uganda

  • Fires were lit; the safari boys were squatting round the cooking-pots, stirring their "posho" and discussing the rising price of goats, with the consequent increase of the monetary value of wives, which is today their everlasting theme.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • She is using the loan to purchase restaurant items such as a variety of food like bananas, maize flour for 'posho', rice, cassava, sweet potatoes,

    Kiva Loans

  • The infamous photo of Dave posing alongside his posho chums from the Bullingdon Club in an expensive royal blue tailcoat is one of the few clues we have.

    Birthday Boy

  • The infamous photo of Dave posing alongside his posho chums from the Bullingdon Club in an expensive royal blue tailcoat is one of the few clues we have.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • "Drive me to the hospital, it's important for me to make some beds and prove I have the common touch and am not a run-of-the mill posho!"

    Downton Abbey: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • I have a problem when it gets a bit too posho – if the "Wreck of the Week" costs £500,000, it makes me think, "Hmm … ", but I can laugh about it.

    Good to Meet You: Ingo Bousa

  • Australian tradition whereby leading bowler "outs" English batsman he intends to install as personal whipping boy usually captain, star man, or chief posho.

    The Ashes 2010 A-Z: baggy greens, doing a Harmy and lucky red hankies

  • And finally, at the request of La Ross himself, those popular hitmakers of the day Roxy Music, where the reanimated corpse of Bryan Ferry will assume a louche posture on a chaise longue and deliver controversial bon mots over the sound of hunting bugles and his posho son picking off the riff-raff with a 12-bore shotgun.

    Jonathan Ross Made Kelly Osbourne Hysterical?

  • First of all, there were a few that voiced their disappointment in not receiving a posho or sitting allowance to attend the workshop.

    A MONTH IN THE VILL

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