Formal vs Posh - What's the difference?
As a noun formal
is an objective.
As a proper noun posh is
(soccer) , a football club from peterborough, england.
Being in accord with established forms.
Relating to the form or structure of something.
Relating to formation.
Proper, according to strict etiquette; not casual.
Organized; well-structured and planned.
(mathematics) Relating to mere manipulation and construction of strings of symbols, without regard to their meaning.
* formal cause
An evening gown.
An event with a formal dress code.
- Jenny took Sam to her Year 12 formal .
Associated with the upper classes.
Stylish, elegant, exclusive (expensive).
- She talks with a posh accent.
Snobbish, materialistic, prejudiced, under the illusion that they are better than everyone else. usually offensive. (especially in Scotland and Northern England)
- After the performance they went out to a very posh restaurant.
- We have a right posh git moving in next door
* 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
* 1889: "The czar! Posh! I slap my fingers--I snap my fingers at him." — Rudyard Kipling,
The Man Who Was