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
noun - one who acts like something he/she is not. usually deals with music. people who think they are punk but are just dumb. avril lavigne.
Billy- Wow Johnny, you sure are punk'd out today with your liberty spikes and leather jacket!
Johnny- Yea I just found a new punk band that you'll never know about.
Billy- O? and what band might that be?
Johnny- New Found Glory
Billy- Stop being a Poser Johnny.
by pOs-Er May 01, 2003
someone who hops on the band wagon not knowing shit
someone who dresses skater and cant skate!!! and as for hardcore and rap if you like both and know about both just as much... then i dont see the problem.
by Anonymous December 07, 2002
a try-hard person who tries to be someone they're not.
Posers are people who try to be accepted in a certain subculture by trying to act like one who is...and plainly just want to be stereotyped.

Poser=An 11 year old tries to be punk and very recently stopped listening to Avril Lavigne after gaining knowledge that she was dubbed as "not punk" from urbandictionary.com

(not necessarily reffering to people who want to be punk)
by evanesco13 March 02, 2007
see anyone who is gothic or uses the word POSER,LOL, PPL, l8r, U, UR,TYPES ALL IN CAPS, or doesn't eat meat.
the 100,000 people out there that say because they're goth they are diffrent but dont realize that because they are goths they aren't unique or diffrent. Don't use the word poser ever!
by forsakenspirit22@aol.com December 24, 2005
Andre, Fix and his other game names
no example, hes already a gay fagr0t
by Anonymous February 07, 2003
One who will do anything to get into a party.
Wow omfg Olivia is the biggest (poser), she will do anything to get some action.
by badgirl2 January 04, 2009
A Poser is a total showoff! The difference between a person with talent and a poser is that the poser is just trying hard to appear talented for personal status gain and to further boost his/her ego (which is already so overinflated that they unknowingly make fools of themselves with their over exaggerated shows) whereas the person with talent is just doing their stuff... performing (in the purest sense of the word). And would perform well with or without a crowd but the poser only performs when there is a crowd. So I totally agree with most definitions here up to a point... that being that, 1. yes, posers are trying to show off but 2. no, they are not trying to imitate some culture punk goth or otherwise but instead would just do anything to attract attention to the point of making a total fool out of themselves, unlike someone who just dresses punk, goth, rad or whatever (even if they aren't) but just felt like dressing that way to express themselves a little differently.
At the drumming contest that first guy really knew his stuff and played so well yet didn't make a big deal about it, but that second guy only barely passed as drummer yet he thought he was brilliant and didn't even realize he was making such a fool of himself... what a poser!
by RockmanAU September 10, 2007

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