a word often used by people who are insecure about themselves so they call everyone but themselves and their so called "friends" "posers". in my area, it is mostly used by skater kids whose pants are way too tight to describe someone who wears skateboard shoes (etnies, dc, vans etc) but doesn't skate. by that logic, people who wear running shoes but don't run are "posers", people who wear nike basketball shoes but don't play basketball are "posers", people who wear adidas stan smiths but don't play tennis are "posers", the list goes on. the funny thing is, most of these people who call other people "posers" can't spell poseur
correctly. yes, there are people who are, in fact, poseurs, but a lot of the people who get called "posers" don't deserve it.