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posey

[poh-zee] /ˈpoʊ zi/
adjective, Informal
1.
characteristic of or being a poser, especially in being trendy or fashionable in a superficial way.
Also, poserish.
Origin
poser1+ -y1
Can be confused
poesy, posey, posy.
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  • A posey vest is a type of medical restraint used to restrain a patient to a bed or chair.
British Dictionary definitions for posey

posey

/ˈpəʊzɪ/
adjective
1.
(informal) (of a place) for, characteristic of, or full of posers; affectedly trendy
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Contemporary definitions for posey
adjective

expensive and fashionable, esp. with the intention to impress; pretentious

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Encyclopedia Article for posey

nosegay

small, hand-held bouquet popular in mid- 19th-century Victorian England as an accessory carried by fashionable ladies. Composed of mixed flowers and herbs and edged with a paper frill or greens, the arrangement was sometimes inserted into a silver filigree holder. When supplied by an admirer, a nosegay became a vehicle for the floral "language of love"-e.g., a red tulip was a declaration of love; a sprig of dogwood returned by the young lady was a sign of indifference; a variegated pink meant that she rejected her suitor's affection. This variety of bouquet has enjoyed periodic revivals.

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