Tony vs Posh - What's the difference?

tony | posh |

As an adjective tony

is stylish, high-toned, upscale.

As a noun tony

is (archaic) a simpleton.

As a proper noun posh is

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



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • , a short form of Anthony
  • Any of the statuettes awarded by the American Theatre Wing.
  • posh



  • 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


    * 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
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