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Meaning of "poshness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POSHNESS

poshness  [ˈpɒʃnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POSHNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Poshness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POSHNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of poshness in the English dictionary

The definition of poshness in the dictionary is smartness. Other definition of poshness is high status.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POSHNESS


bearishness
ˈbɛərɪʃnəs
bluishness
ˈbluːɪʃnəs
boyishness
ˈbɔɪɪʃnəs
brackishness
ˈbrækɪʃnəs
bullishness
ˈbʊlɪʃnəs
dwarfishness
ˈdwɔːfɪʃnəs
elfishness
ˈɛlfɪʃnəs
Englishness
ˈɪŋɡlɪʃnəs
Frenchness
ˈfrentʃnəs
girlishness
ˈɡɜːlɪʃnəs
greenishness
ˈɡriːnɪʃnəs
hoggishness
ˈhɒɡɪʃnəs
Jewishness
ˈdʒuːɪʃnəs
plushness
ˈplʌʃnəs
qualmishness
ˈkwɑːmɪʃnəs
reddishness
ˈrɛdɪʃnəs
sottishness
ˈsɒtɪʃnəs
suchness
ˈsʌtʃnəs
thievishness
ˈθiːvɪʃnəs
whitishness
ˈwaɪtɪʃnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POSHNESS

poseable
Poseidon
Posen
poser
poserish
poseur
poseuse
posey
posh
poshly
posho
posidrive
posies
posigrade
posing pouch
posingly
posit
positif
position
position angle

WORDS THAT END LIKE POSHNESS

Britishness
business
Caithness
childishness
foolishness
foppishness
freshness
harshness
highness
lushness
much of a muchness
rashness
richness
roughness
Royal Highness
selfishness
smoothness
stylishness
thoroughness
toughness
unselfishness

Synonyms and antonyms of poshness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «poshness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POSHNESS

Find out the translation of poshness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of poshness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «poshness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

poshness
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poshness
570 millions of speakers

English

poshness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

poshness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأناقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

poshness
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

poshness
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

poshness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poshness
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kemasyhuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vornehmheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

高級感
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고급 감
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Poshness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

poshness
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

poshness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खिन्नता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

poshness
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

poshness
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poshness
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

poshness
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

poshness
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

poshness
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

poshness
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

poshness
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

poshness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of poshness

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POSHNESS»

The term «poshness» is normally little used and occupies the 148.989 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POSHNESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «poshness» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «poshness» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about poshness

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POSHNESS»

Discover the use of poshness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to poshness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Crossings: Language and Ethnicity Among Adolescents
Poshness in the form of snobbery was widely disliked, but there was quite a lot of disagreement about what poshness actually entailed. In fact, when it was detached from an attitude of social superiority, posh in the sense of 'high class' was ...
Ben Rampton, 2014
2
Educational Diversity: The Subject of Difference and ...
... of the brand, both how it is perceived by co-workers and by potential customers , clients and the general public. However, embodying this poshness and enacting this etiquette is not a position that is accessible to everyone in this workplace ...
Yvette Taylor, 2012
3
The Problem of Context
Here is an ambiguity and an uncertainty, but not a hostility towards poshness. It is something to which Doris would aspire, even if she still finds it hard to reconcile it with their lifestyle as farmers in Wanet. Three weeks later, however, while the ...
Roy Dilley, 1999
4
The Invitation
Madeleine Gaskell and she thought it too posh , always wanted to go to Madagascar, so twisted her name a bit and came up with Maddi Gascar 'I thought it was rather clever,' she'd said to Colin, 'it takes away the poshness, doesn't it?
Sue Butler, 2009
5
Start Your Business Week by Week ePub eBook
Factor Weighting Brie Stilton Cheddar Poshness 7 8x7=56 7x7=1l9 2x7=14 ReadytoEat 8 3x8=2li 7x8=56 9x8=72 Price A 2x4=8 2XA=8 7x1l=28 Like 6 8X6= A8 5x6=30 2x6=12 So: - The brie is posh, not ready to eat, expensive, but you really ...
Steve Parks, 2014
6
London Tales
Once, I asked, “What's the Strand?“ to be told, “lt's a posh street in London." lts “ poshness“ was further established by another song we sang, Burlington Bertie, the Toff who would “walk down the Strand with his gloves on his hand/and walk ...
Terence Jenkins
7
The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson
poshness that David Cameron – the pure British, upper-middle-class one – does so much to play down. By exaggerating the poshness, Boris diminishes its importance. I once saw him at a party on the same day a newspaper printed a ...
Harry Mount, 2013
8
Language in Late Modernity: Interaction in an Urban School
In line 8, the phonological styling of 'oh no' marks poshness as a characteristic she wants to draw attention to, and within the indexical valence of posh, the word and particle in her depiction ('oh no') identify disdain as being relevant to the ...
Ben Rampton, 2006
9
Chaos Theory
To find what it is they really want to say. Chaos Theory, as loosely defined in particle physics, talks of two particles that circle around each other but never connect, which exactly descibes Mukesh and Sunita's situation.
Anuvab Pal, 2013
10
Business World
She is, in fact, dividing the city into various zones depending on their poshness quotient. We believe, however. that Dikshit's efforts can be improved. It is perhaps wrong to give every inhabitant in the same locality the same poshness quotient.
‎2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POSHNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term poshness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Glorious Goodwood 2015: what to see, wear and eat
I believe so. Ascot is synonymous with the ultimate in sporting poshness, and there is no denying the quality of the racing at the Royal meeting. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Book review: Aarushi
Sen also implies that the Talwars' seeming poshness and liberal cultural values put up the backs of the lower-middle class, rural police force ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
3
LETTER FROM ISTANBUL: Gözleme
Their families were very poor, and for a moment, I reflected idly on the juxtaposition of the poor families there in the park with the poshness of ... «Lost Coast Outpost, Jul 15»
4
You're probably not posh enough to fill out these British registration …
In a last-ditch effort we turned to the Royal Opera House, hoping their form might be of at least equal poshness to the one at Harrods. At first ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
5
How the poshed-up polo shirt became the ultimate humblebrag
The polo has its roots in poshness. The original design – pique cotton, white, with that collar – was created for tennis, with René Lacoste ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Different class: social mobility in law
The commission argues that a 'poshness' test is being used, which favours candidates with 'polish' and discriminates against those with ... «The Lawyer, Jul 15»
7
Student Grants Are What Got Me Through Uni, So Please Don't Cut …
... after graduation, 70% of 'leading firms' – whatever that means – prefer to take on graduates who have passed the unofficial 'poshness' tests. «The Debrief, Jul 15»
8
Top five premium seven-seaters
One of the criticisms levelled at people carriers is that they tend to be lacking in poshness. Seat's Alhambra, the VW Sharan and the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso ... «Contract hire and leasing news, Jul 15»
9
Stilwell appointed EY managing partner for talent
"A poshness test is not going to work with the number of people we need to bring into our organisation, Altobello told Accountancy Age. Related ... «Accountancy Age, Jul 15»
10
Food taster tests Dalai Lama's meals before he tucks in
While the “poshness test” may not be applied, the “bunyip aristocracy” test certainly is. This test gives you top marks if you went to some faux ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Poshness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/poshness>. Sep 2020 ».
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