One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an extremely genteel couple who have fallen on hard times’
refined, respectable, polished, decorous, proper, polite, correct, seemly, well mannered, well bred, cultivated, cultured, sophisticated, courteous, ladylike, gentlemanly, civil, elegant, stylish, urbane, civilized, courtly, dignified, gracious, punctilious
British informal posh
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