a posh party

quietdandelion

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Formosa/Chinese
Tony attends a posh party at a hacienda, where he rides prize-winning horses, listens to great local music and enjoys traditional Puerto Rican cuisine.


Is a posh party commonly used in your daily speech? If not, what would you say it, an upscale/fancy/elegant party? Thanks.
 
  • moo mouse

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Yes you can say a posh dinner, a posh restaurant, a posh house, a posh friend, a posh car. I have never heard a posh officer or a posh movie but I suppose in the right context it would work.
    It is mainly used to describe things as being upper class with slightly negative overtones, although these days it's used so much it probably isn't seen as negative so much. But a posh person wouldn't say they were posh or that they lived in a posh house.
     

    quietdandelion

    Banned
    Formosa/Chinese
    Yes you can say a posh dinner, a posh restaurant, a posh house, a posh friend, a posh car. I have never heard a posh officer or a posh movie but I suppose in the right context it would work.
    It is mainly used to describe things as being upper class with slightly negative overtones, although these days it's used so much it probably isn't seen as negative so much. But a posh person wouldn't say they were posh or that they lived in a posh house.
    Thanks, my friends.
    Btw, overtone is a word that is hard for me to pinpoint its meaning. Does it mean hint, shade, register, connotation, or undertones?
     
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