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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POSH

I do not think Posh troubled himself much about the accounts.

But by this time FitzGerald had seen symptoms in Posh which caused him anxiety.

I was glad to see that Posh no longer numbered me among “that breed.”

But it is possible that Posh dealt more fairly with him than he thought.

This Posh bought for about £100 without consulting his partner.

Posh does not remember whether he laid out the three halfpence or not.

The letter, as handed to me by Posh, was incomplete, and lacked signature.

The “lines and anchors” were, Posh thinks, lost from his old punt the Gazelle.

Mr. Barnard was a Lowestoft lawyer for whom Posh had no great love.

Posh says that Mrs. FitzGerald was a “fine figure of a woman.”

WORD ORIGIN

by 1914 (1903 as push), of uncertain origin; no evidence for the common derivation from an acronym of port outward, starboard home, supposedly the shipboard accommodations of wealthy British traveling to India on the P & O Lines (to keep their cabins out of the sun); as per OED, see objections outlined in G. Chowdharay-Best, "Mariner's Mirror," Jan. 1971; also see here . More likely from slang posh "a dandy" (1890), from thieves' slang meaning "money" (1830), originally "coin of small value, halfpenny," possibly from Romany posh "half" [Barnhart].

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