Posh vs Wealthy - What's the difference?

posh | wealthy |

As a proper noun posh

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

As an adjective wealthy is

possessing financial wealth; rich.

As a noun wealthy is

(uncountable|preceded by the)   rich people.




  • 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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  • Possessing financial wealth; rich.
  • Abundant in quality or quantity; profuse.
  • Synonyms

    * affluent, prosperous * See also


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * independently wealthy

    See also

    * upscale


  • (uncountable, preceded by the)   Rich people.
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  • (countable)   A rich person.
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