Definition of well-polished in US English:

well-polished

adjective

  • That has been thoroughly polished; perfectly smooth or glossy. Also (and in earliest use) figurative: highly refined or elegant; perfected.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat. From well + polished.

Pronunciation

well-polished

/ˌwɛlˈpɒlɪʃt/