Sometimes spelled "poseur," a poser is someone who attempts to assimilate themselves into a particular group with the intent to be accepted, usually on a very superficial level. Often the individual has little knowledge of the group and may adjust their physical appearance, attitude, and philosophies accordingly, and use other tactics to convince members of the group into thinking that they are legitmate. Posers are generally of adolescent age, and usually outgrow this behavior in their adult years. Posers are found in every sub-culture, although they are commonly referenced within the punk, gothic and metal communities. Some bands are seen as "posers" due to their extremely commercial, accessible appeal, giving the impression that they are concerned with popularity and not musical creativity. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to someone who listens to popular music or is otherwise interested in popular social trends; it is not unless this person claims to be part of something while having no real familiarity with it that they should be labeled as such.
Poser: "Yeah, I'm totally into metal..."
Sub-culture tpye: "Really? That's cool. Like who?"
Poser: "Slipknot, Korn, Linkin Park, shit like that."
Sub-culture type: "Do you like any of the classic shit, like Venom, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Exodus, or underground bands like Morbid Angel, Darkthrone, Deicide, Obituary, stuff like that?"
Poser: "Who are they?"
by Cody richeson April 16, 2006
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Top Definition 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.
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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