One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An upper-class person.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They met, couple, fall in love and get married… much to posho family's disgust.’
- ‘Quite good it may be, but I realise that I don't want Abe, my miniature dachshund, fraternising with these bipolar poshos.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There's no more humane way to deal with a drunken, braying posho than to let an angry Alsatian deal with it.’
- ‘And now - hurrah - the gang of mega-brained poshos from MI5 are back for a new series and more crazy international crime-busting.’
- ‘The rest of the gang have supporting roles, including the only posho on the wing who insists on being King George.’
- ‘Pointing out that media poshos sneering at council houses isn't much of a groundbreaker.’
- ‘‘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.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But I was never going to give it to her or her stinky posho college.’
nounPlural poshosmass 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.’
Kiswahili, literally ‘daily rations’.
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