A name given to a person based on his/her fashion sense or musical tastes by people who think that:

A. Just because someone is wearing clothes from Hot Topic it means that they're trying to be goth, or

B. Just because someone listens to The Ramones it means that they're trying to be punk.

There are some more examples, but these are some of the more common ones. Most people that call others posers are saying that these people are trying to be goths or punks. These people never consider that maybe, just maybe.. these guys simply like the clothes or music!

It has nothing to do with what they want to BE, but simply what they LIKE, so they go ahead and do it. It's like assuming that just because a white guy wants to rap, that he's automatically a wigger. Rap doesn't automatically mean you're gonna speak in ebonics and rap about bitches and hoes, or how "gangsta" you are. Only when that IS the case.. you can go and call him a wigger, but otherwise, no.

It's the same with these so-called "goths" and "punks". A stud-belt from Hot Topic doesn't mean that person slits his wrists and cries all day because his life sucks, nor does liking the band Green Day mean that person wants to rebel against society, get a mohawk, and tell everyone else to fuck off.

However.. the easiest way to tell a true poser from a non-poser would be that, if a poser actually gets called a poser, he/she'd overreact quite angrily and surprised.
Wigger: omg look at dat wannabe goth over der wit dose chain pants from Hot Topic lol ur such a goth poser

Non-Idiot: Umm.. no, actually I got these pants because I thought they look cool. Do you have a problem with that?

Wigger: Yea I do!! I'm an awesum rapper wit all mah hoes and rims, who says I'm from da street even tho I wuz raised in a 6-story mansion!!

Non-Idiot: Well in that case, go and tell someone to yell at you instead of coming here like an idiot and calling me a poser... you poser.

Wigger: omg stfu I fukkin hate u u wannabe goth bitch go slit ur wrists u fag

Non-Idiot: I've never slit my wrists in my whole life, moron.
by SomeBadJoke August 11, 2006
people who think they know crap about stuff but they really don't and it makes them look like idiots.
I'm not mormon and i don't know anything about them, but they are stupid and brainwashed anyway!
by melanie December 02, 2004
an extremely overused word... and missused too... FUCK THIS WORD...
poser=poseur... but it used so much in a sense we are all "posers"
by jimmy sunshine November 20, 2005
someone who will be someone theyre not just to try to fit in and manipulate people. They pretend to be whatever is 'cool' at the moment than be themselves and who they really are. Then call other people posers to hide the fact they're one.

Posers spend most of their time wasting thier life away on myspace with the rest of the emo losers. They feel special they made friends with some other nobodies who no one even gives a shit about while the real popular people are making friends with known and important people.
sal pretended to like rock just to fit in with goths
sal PRETENDED to have money just to look cool to the people who really DO have money.

What a poor ass poser.
We really live the lifestyle and hes posing to make friends. How pathetic. Stupid Kid.
by Nemss September 01, 2007
Someone who dress diffrent then they act and try to fit into a group they don't belong in.
My school is full of retarted wantabe posers.
word used by people who are very insecure in their own social standing; the entire concept of someone being a poser demeans the true concepts of "antisocial" "cultures" that people seem so eager to jump into; often used by people who are not only hypocritical and judgmental, but who also can't spell poseur .
LyK oMgzzzzz yOu'Re suCH a POSER!!!!!1111 i'M WAY punKer than u!!!!!!1111 Lyk lolz!1
by Brilee August 22, 2005
Poser:
Definition 1: Wears black clothes, and sick t-shirts to impress people and look tough.

Definition 2: Buys a skateboard because they didn't do too well hanging out with the gangsta's.

Definition 3: Listens to Avril Lavigne and wear spike bracelets around their arms the next day.
Example 1:
Moe: Hey, do you skate?

Unknown: No.

Moe: Then why are you wearing Element?

Unknown: I want to skate.

Example 2:

Unknown: Excuse me sir, I want to buy that shirt with the two guns pointing at each other and the rose in the middle. I think it will make me look cool.
by Moe Master August 19, 2005
1. someone who tries way too hard to fit in with a social group
2. anybody who wears a visor beanie
3. always emphatically claims to not be a poser
4. tries way too hard to impress those who he/she finds cool, and as a result ends up being their little bitch, not realizing that the person they try to impress probably doesnt like them very much
5. wears a polo shirt with the collar popped
6. only shops at abercrombie, or american eagle
"sam watson is such a poser, he always walks around with that gay visor beanie and his collar popped. he does everything matt tells him to just to try to impress him, he doesnt even realize that matt doesnt even like him that much"

see also deuchebag
by deadprez92 January 16, 2007

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