Main definitions of posho in English

: posho1posho2

posho1

noun

British
informal
  • An upper-class person.

    • ‘But I was never going to give it to her or her stinky posho college.’
    • ‘Quite good it may be, but I realise that I don't want Abe, my miniature dachshund, fraternising with these bipolar poshos.’
    • ‘I set off to Supabarn just now to buy him some posho dog food, to try and ease the pain that comes from being perpetually soaked.’
    • ‘It's a posho archetype that Grant has successfully revisited - not least in the semi-sequel Notting Hill - but it's a caricature he's never been all that comfortable with.’
    • ‘There's no more humane way to deal with a drunken, braying posho than to let an angry Alsatian deal with it.’
    • ‘One of the funniest episodes of the television program I ever saw featured an elderly couple of poshos with an oil painting that had lain undisturbed and unloved in their garage for decades.’
    • ‘Pointing out that media poshos sneering at council houses isn't much of a groundbreaker.’
    • ‘And now - hurrah - the gang of mega-brained poshos from MI5 are back for a new series and more crazy international crime-busting.’
    • ‘This led to the very British cultural social comedy of left-wing poshos such as the Foots being outraged by the upstart, while outsiders who should on paper have been Labour voters recognised her as one of them.’
    • ‘The rest of the gang have supporting roles, including the only posho on the wing who insists on being King George.’
    • ‘Not the kind of lust filled leering but that which pseudo poshos use at art galleries when they're trying to comprehend how exactly a dirty bed can win the Turner Prize.’
    • ‘‘It was something I was probably subconsciously doing to ‘fit in’,’ she laughs, ‘for fear of being seen as a middle-class posho with a comfy life, but of course it marked me out immediately.’’
    • ‘They met, couple, fall in love and get married… much to posho family's disgust.’

Pronunciation

posho

/ˈpɒʃəʊ/

Main definitions of posho in English

: posho1posho2

posho2

noun

mass noun
  • (in East Africa) daily rations consisting typically of maize or rice, given to soldiers or in payment for menial work.

    • ‘It is ground into flour and prepared as a porridge called posho, which is sometimes mixed with mashed beans, potatoes, and vegetables, to make a dish called irio.’
    • ‘The most common staple food is a thick porridge known variously as ugali, sadza, nsima, or posho made from maize or finger millet.’

Origin

Kiswahili, literally ‘daily rations’.

Pronunciation

posho

/ˈpɒʃəʊ/