Poser

What does poser mean?

A person who pretends to be someone he is not

A poser is a person who tries to fit into a group of people not because he is actually like them but because he just wants to be accepted into the group. Posers are most common in middle and high school when kids are searching for their identity and want to be accepted.

Posers try to integrate into a group of friends by learning the lingo, wearing specific types of clothing, and changing their mannerisms. Some examples of groups of people posers try to appear are jocks, goth punks, skaters, theater kids, and brainiacs.

The term is typically seen as negative since it is used to call out people who "talk the talk," but don't necessarily "walk the walk." Most people can detect a poser trying to fit in so it's better to just be yourself, instead of pretend to be someone you are not.

Example

"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

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