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Is the set-up of a steamship really the origin of posh? The posh acronym (Port Out Starboard Home) is a popular explanation for the origin and definition of posh.

What is the origin of the word ‘posh’?

There have been many attempts to explain the origin of posh, with some theories being more persuasive than others. Is the famed posh acronym theory true? Let’s investigate! Stylish dandies and cash Posh, meaning ‘smart, stylish, splendid, luxurious’ is first recorded in 1914, with the chiefly British strand of meaning, ‘typical of the upper classes; snooty’, […]

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