someone who does something to appear cool or fit in, normally into some sort of clique
poser: hmmm i want to be different and unique... how can i do that... i kno i'll turn goth/skater/emo (etc)
next day...
poser is wearing all black/skate brands(eg vans as they are most popular in "fashion")
poser copies what other peopl are wearing and doing, may brag about how depressed they are. also calls themselves what they think they aparantly are and hang out with the people who that think are goth/skater/emo, then stops hanging around with old friends as they are not in the same "clique" they are
months later...
relises that clique is not "in" or cool anymore
example - poser: hmm..."goth" isnt cool anymore...i know i'll go emo!
next day completly changes clothes, puts on a fake personality to fit their new found clique they can copy
may start saying say things like:
'why have you done up your laces, i know no one who ties them up. they just tuck them in their shoe' (they, themselves have just left them dangling out to look "cool". then they fall over and smak their face on the ground haha stupid poser!!!)
if they think theyre skater they may wear converses although theyre the worst shoe to skate in and ive seen little girls who like pink to fat old men with no hair wear them so i have no idea how they became "skater"
Poser: hmmm... skater is cool right now..(dresses all in skate rand clothes etc) yeah! now im skater
but when they actually try skateboarding... they give up after 3 days because they dont like it, but still go around telling people they skateboard so theyll be popular.
by pillowcase August 05, 2006
Alright, where shall I start? Hmm.. A poser is someone who tries to fit in with a certain crowds, or masks who they really are to fit in.
You shouldn't have to do this to be accepted.
I mean, don't say you skateboard when one, you have no idea how to in the first place, and two, you could get yourself into a conversation about skateboarding where you don't know what the hell you're even talking about.
I mean, why should it matter what crowd you fit into?
If you're naturally a scene kid, go ahead, keep on being scene. We like it.
If you're naturally a prep, be a prep. Who gives a flying leap?
If you're a prep, and you like a scene kid and you feel you have to change yourself so that they'll notice you, don't. They won't like it, and you won't like it. Besides, who knows? They may just like you for the way you are.

Ohh, and just because someone listens to Good Charlotte, doesn't mean that they're a poser. They just like them.

If a situation arises where you hear that someone likes Good Charlotte, talk to them. See if they like any other bands. Who knows? They could like A Cursive Memory or The Dreseden Dolls just as much.
..BUT, if they say, "Ohh yeah, Good Charlotte is like, so punk.", you have my permission to kick the shit out of them.

Good Charlotte is not punk, mmkay pumpkins?
but just because some people like them doesn't mean they're posers.
by Amberr July 10, 2006
This is a word used for people who act, dress, talk like people they aren't. It's a label for a person who is pretending they are someone totally different. It's most often used to describe people calling themsevles "punk."
Lil Johnny Bob is such a f*cking poser. He gets liberty spikes and puts safety pins in everything he owns and now automatically assumes he's a punk rocker child?! Bullsh*t!
by idontthinksobitch May 10, 2003
A poser is a generally slanderous insult with no truthful backing. It is often used among teenagers depending on what someone wears.

However, the literal definition is someone who attempts to 'pose' or not be their actual self, to fit in among others.
"Dude, John came in wearing an Adio jacket and skater shoes today."
"Are you serious? He doesn't even skate. Man, what a poser."

Truthfully, this by no means suggests that John was actually attempting to pose as a skater. He just bought the clothes he wanted.
by A.A.Z. September 25, 2006
well, a poser is someone who says that they are a punk because they have a cky cd and a ramones shirt, and dont even like the cd, and have never heard a song by the ramones,clash, sex pistols, or real punk music. most have liberty spiked hair or a "fohawk", and listen to Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, and Avril Lavinge, or songs about relationships(and ending them, and how bad it hurts)
dude, im such a punk!!! i got the Good Charlotte Dvd and a sex pistols shirt. dude, im so fuckin cool
by Fat-ass punk January 01, 2005
A word popularized by the teenagers of this generation. It is used to describe someone who is "biting off" another person, and one who tries to fit in with a group. Honestly, no one even gives a shit about who are "posers" and who aren't. In today's logic, any newcomer is a poser, or anyone who decides to wear something else or listen to something else is a poser. The word is used to bash those who try new things regardless of reason for doing so, and it's one of the most overused words by teenagers. It is mostly used by people who have no self-esteem and resort to talking down to other people or friends to satisfy themselves. Seriously people, fuck off already.
Guy #1: Dude, stop wearing LRG, you're such a fucking poser!
Guy #2: Whateva, I do what I want!
by Anonymous Dude February 25, 2008
some one trying to be something their not
Ashlee Simpson

OH MY GOD!! ASHLEE SIMPSON IS SO ROCKIN'
by zach March 09, 2005
1.People who pretend to be something they're not because they think it makes them realy cool when in actual fact it makes them look like desperate wannabe's who can't get friends any other way (which is what they are).

2.Also when people pretend to like, for instance, a band when actauly they just think the lead singer is 'hot' as opposed to actualy liking the music.
Poser: OMG i sooooooooooo love mcr! They are like my favourite band.
Non-poser: Realy? same, i realy like their music. My favourite song is probably 'You know what they do to guys like u in prison'. Whats yours?
Poser: ummm...uh...i dunno but Gerard Way is waaaaay hot!

(btw im not saying mcr are not hot im just saying that thats the ONLY reason the posers will like the band, because they think they're hot.)

by I-hate-posers April 04, 2006

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