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posish

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of position.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

posish (plural posishes)

  1. (colloquial, often military slang or sexual slang) Short for position.
    • He put on the remaining pair of gloves, and took a pugilistic "posish" that alarmed me.
    • "Colonel, the Rebs are making it so hot out yonder, I can't hold my ‘posish’."
    • The enemy was in a splendid ‘posish’ on a high hill commanding the country.
    • At what seemed to be a lull in the action, Joe concluded to climb the ladder to the roof to survey the battlefield. “I'm going up to see the posish (position),” he announced to Jim Bainter.
    • My favorite posish is doggystyle.
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) Position, situation.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XIV:
      “I did not like to mention it before Miss Wickham, as she and Mr Herring are engaged, for one is always loath to occasion anxiety, but that young man has a neurosis.” “He isn't always as dippy as he looked just now.” “Nevertheless–” “And let me tell you something, Roddy. If you were as up against it as he is, you'd have a neurosis, too.” And feeling that it would do no harm to get his views on the Kipper situation, I unfolded the tale. “So you see the posish,” I concluded.

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