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Someone who steals traits, language and/or fashion from another ethnic or social group in order to create their own identity.
Todd just bought himself a Fubu track suit and changed his name to Tyrone. He is such a culture vulture!
by shaniqua2 December 27, 2006
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A scavenger, circling the media, looking for scraps of originality to add to their conceit. They sport eclectic styles and tastes, always recognisable as having been borrowed without adaption or refinement from elsewhere.
David Bowie is probably the best example of a successful culture vulture.

That website was put together by a Culture Vulture
by Container October 07, 2003
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A person who loves art, music, movies, and dance, and all forms of culture so much that they consume whatever they find, whether or not it's any good. Like birds that scavenge by the roadside, culture-vultures feast on art wherever they find it. They will listen to Mozart in the concert hall or the punk in a club; their clothes are as likely to come from the thrift store as they are a boutique shop; they have Architecture Digest on the coffee table while they watch MTV Cribs. They consult the Oxford English Dictionary but double-check the Urban Dictionary. Culture vultures are especially good at talking about low art and culture with the same insight and intelligence as high art.
While I have always preferred the later symphonies of Beethoven to that infernal racket they play across the hall, when Liz came over, she explained that Beethoven was "giving the finger to the man" just like punk. It wasn't my first clue that she was a culture-vulture. On our second date, she wanted to show me some graffiti across the street from the museum where we saw the Surrealist drawings. We stopped to get a hot dog but she insisted on putting her own Dijon mustard on it, which she pulled out of her knockoff Gucci bag as though it were no big deal. Culture vulture, indeed!
by pseudo-nympho November 13, 2013
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Someone who is extremely interested in classical forms of art. Their tastes are considered high brow, possibly to the point of annoyance.
I can't get her to do anything normal for fun, man. She acts like summer blockbusters and video games are beneath her, and only likes the old dead stuff - symphony, opera, museums. She's a total culture vulture.
by Notbot March 24, 2010
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A Culture Vulture is a practitioner of cultural appropriation. A Culture Vulture is an inauthentic individual who attempts to identify with aspects of another culture and claim it as their own. They do this by mimicking aspects of culture that belong to another group of people and not giving credit where credit is due, which creates the illusion that the aspect of culture they are mimicking is authentic to them. They also do this by claiming that certain aspects of another group of people's culture originated with them, with no historical proof to back their claims.
"If you were so proud of being white you'd take more pride in white culture, vs. being a culture Vulture and attempting to assume the cultural identity of others through mimicking them and signing your signature on other people's work."
by New age definitions November 20, 2016
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James: "Hey vro I think im gonna start reselling this weekend"
Me: "do u even have any experience with supreme"
James: "no im gonna wait in line and get a windbreaker and flip it so i can finance a night with sara nidus"
Me: culture vulture...
by I run a 10.1 100m Dash June 01, 2017
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A person who pretends to be of another race "culture and origin", and makes up a false history to attempt to claim that race "culture and origin".
The Afrocentric Black American culture vulture is trying to claim they are the real Native American Indians. Yet, Black people originate in Sub Sahara Africa and have culture and countries located in Africa.
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by #RealFacts May 27, 2016
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