An insecure child who tries very hard to be something besides being themselves.

Nowadays, most kids are posing as punks/goths/emos/skaters by dressing like them, acting like them, and sharing the same interests as them. Since so many kids are doing this, its very difficult to tell the difference between a real goth and a poser goth.

Here's a more specific definition:

Posers can be quite vicious. They pick on many people, most of who haven't done anything to them.
VICTIM #1: Real punks/goths/emos/skaters. Posers usually call them posers because they want a self-esteem boost. They want to be more goth than the goths, or more punk than the punks are. But lemme tell you posers out there, if you posing as a punk( Im going to use punk as an example because there are more punk posers than other posers) and the only reason you think you are is because you buy all of your apparel at Hot Topic and think Good Charlotte is cool only because you think Benji Madden looks hot in liberty spikes, you have no right to call someone who is a real punk, someone who is really anti-establishment and is all about the music, a poser.

VICTIM #2: Anyone else who is not trying to be punk/goth/emo/skater and is interested in the same things as they are. For example, if a poser who thinks he/she is a goth because they wear no other color but black sees someone wearing black capris, they call them a poser because apparently to them, goths are the only people that are ever allowed to wear black. So what if they like black too! Goths aren't the only ones who are allowed to wear black.

So basically, a poser is someone who claims they are punk/emo/goth/skater and go around calling other people with the same interests as them posers because they claim they're "stealing their interests" and also to make themselves seem more punk/emo/goth/skater.

I hope my furious rant plainly explained to you what a true poser is.
One poser called me a poser just because I like checkers and the color red. That is a load of bullshit.
by ~L!zZ!3~ March 22, 2006
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1.one who pretends to be someone whose not.
2. who tries to fit in but with exaggeration

An Avril Lavigne fan

"Like oh my god! She is not pop, dammit! She is totally punk rawk!"
by pool May 15, 2003
Any one who does not follow his/her own ideas of what he/she likes. Following no one set norm makes you real and following no one set norm makes you poser. Poser is governed not by the clothes, music, or makeup you wear, but rather by the state of your mind and the conformity to your own beliefs.
Posers conform to the beliefs of others.
by Alive June 23, 2003
A person who attempts to blend into a specific social group.
Justin was such a poser-goth; sure, he comes to school in all black, but he doesn't even know who Edgar Allen Poe is.
by Paul Cannon October 01, 2002
a person - usually in middle or high school, who is insecure about him/herself and trys very hard not to be a "conformist" or a "prep," by doing things like: purchasing a skateboard or guitar, purchasing a great deal of clothing and accessories from hot topic, and listening to pop-punk bands such as simple plan, yellowcard, etc. usually, this supposedly "nonconformist" behavior just backfires on him/her, because now he/she is still conforming, just to a different group of people. so the moral of the story is to be yourself.
some people are posers.
by purple_stain69 February 20, 2005
Someone whos acts like someone theyre not,but not realizing that there being fake, basically a loser trying to fit in.
A poser green day fan,this applies to other poser bands--
Todd:have you heard american idiot?Thats the bestest song ever!
Bill:Have u even heard any other green day songs?
Todd:what other green day songs?
by hi February 14, 2005
A poser is someone who tries hard to be something they arent. Usually, posers call other people posers because they are jealous that the person they called a poser is more skater/stoner/goth/punk/rocker/grunge/etc. than they will ever be.
Summer.
by Mary Mariegh June 21, 2003
One who attempts to appear to others as something they are not, especially by their manner of dress; a charlatan.

also 'poseur'
Take off that gold chain Julio, you're such a fucking poser!
by Tracey December 28, 2003

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