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
Everyone is a poser. Even if you think you arent a poser, you acually are a poser.

The only way to not be a poser is to go around and call everyone else but yourself a poser and make them kill themselves. Then your are scene
Omg, I am so scene, Johnny killed himself last week cause I said he was a poser.
by Travis Cole September 21, 2005
The name poseurs use to make themselves look cool.

Too bad they can't spell for shit.
"LyKe OmG U r SuCh A PoSeR"-Poser

"Umm? Yeah... Sure...Faggot"-Innocent Nobody.
by meandyourmomplottingyourdemise February 23, 2005
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

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