poshness

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posh (pɒʃ)
 
adj
1.  smart, elegant, or fashionable; exclusive: posh clothes
2.  upper-class or genteel
 
adv
3.  in a manner associated with the upper class: to talk posh
 
[C19: often said to be an acronym of the phrase port out, starboard home, the most desirable location for a cabin in British ships sailing to and from the East, being the north-facing or shaded side; but more likely to be a development of obsolete slang posh a dandy]
 
'poshness
 
n

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