What does poser mean?


A poser is a person who tries to be something that he is not. It usually is someone trying to fit in to a group of people not because he is like them but because he wants to be part of the group.

Posers try to learn the lingo and wear certain threads to appear like a certain type of person, such as a jock, goth punk, skater, or brainiac. Most people can detect a poser trying to fit in so it's better to just be yourself.


"That guy looks like he's never even been on a skateboard, what a poser."
Dilemma when deciphering a female poser

Dilemma when deciphering a female poser

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Last Updated: April 4, 2017

Poser definition

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