Posh vs Fancypants - What's the difference?

posh | fancypants |


As a proper noun posh

is (soccer) , a football club from peterborough, england.

As a noun fancypants is

(pejorative) the condition of being overly showy; concerned more about one's reputation than anything else.

posh

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Associated with the upper classes.
  • She talks with a posh accent.
  • Stylish, elegant, exclusive (expensive).
  • After the performance they went out to a very posh restaurant.
  • Snobbish, materialistic, prejudiced, under the illusion that they are better than everyone else. usually offensive. (especially in Scotland and Northern England)
  • We have a right posh git moving in next door

    Quotations

    * 1919: "Well, it ain't one of the classic events. It were run over there." Docker jerked a thumb vaguely in the direction of France. "At a 'Concours Hippique,' which is posh for 'Race Meeting.' — Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 18, 1919

    Interjection

    Posh!
  • * 1889: "The czar! Posh! I slap my fingers--I snap my fingers at him." — Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Was
  • References

    fancypants

    English

    Alternative forms

    * fancy-pants

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • (pejorative) The condition of being overly showy; concerned more about one's reputation than anything else.
  • * 2001 , William W Johnstone, Code of the Mountain Man , Page 29
  • And I don't need some fancypants US Marshal from back East stumbling around screwing up what trail there is left. You understand me?