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posh

adjective Referring to someone or something associated with, or aspiring to be associated with, the upper (socioeconomic) class in the UK.
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He added: "They think to show how smart they are by picking holes in the programme to promote their own poshness and to show that their knowledge is greater than your knowledge.
While to this day there's a lingering impression of poshness, one of the show's defining contradictions is that its founding principle is entirely egalitarian.
Being a mere handicap, albeit the richest one in Europe, there were no contingency plans to save the Ebor, as it does not pass the poshness test of being a Group race.
And it doesn't stop there, for in addition to the Chavtastically and morally bankrupt materialistic and consumerist attitudes to all aspects of life from what training shoes to wear and whom to marry, the gaucheness is taken also as an architectural and interior design style, where most homes and buildings are a mere display of bad taste masquerading as poshness.
To Lynne, therefore, etiquette is no more than a tool for social climbers to assume a poshness to which they were not born, the behavioral equivalent of "the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.
With architects like Fox & Fowle and Kohn Pederson Fox designing the towers, they proved poshness didn't demand an avenue address, and went on to attract a following among well-heeled European tenants establishing a primary New York office.
An Angel Eyes spy reports on an encounter with Her Royal Poshness at the England match at St James' Park on Wednesday night.
David and Christopher comprise one of the better-spoken of a sequence of couples in varying states of disarray, and it's one of the play's good, sly jokes that even poshness is deceptive: "I come from Oxford," Christopher remarks dryly to David.
Slow dissolve as the Supper Club, with its hint of poshness, gradually washes into a quite different setting.
From those unacquainted with privilege to those on nodding terms with poshness, we know them.
Despite my recent adoption of chia seeds in smoothies and the fact that I now call swimming outside "Wild swimming", my accent and my general demeanour means I would fail most poshness tests.
I've received letters addressed to Val Jervin, Val Javine (sounds better with a French accent) Vale Javeline (the poshness is in the pronunciation) and the definitely not for me Valentine Janvis.