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
{posers are people who call themselves punk are not punk...they are poser!!!!
1:somone who calls themselves punk is a poser.
2:people who listen to Avril are posers.
ex) I am so punk. Avril is a punk too! I want to be just like her!!!
by stephanie February 26, 2005
some one who tries to be something they are not
and a girl can like both hardcore punk n rap so get over yourself
by triples December 07, 2002
a person who talks about crap they think they know about even though they dont know shiiiiit
by Anonymous December 07, 2002
a immitator of someone else
You are a britney poser!
by coca December 23, 2003
People who try to be something they are not, but it is opparent that they are just "posing". Posers ussually drive rice cars, and listen too pop-punk music. People who listen to metal or rock are not posers.
"Your such a poser for liking Camaros!" quoted from a poser.
by Joe Mofo November 01, 2005
A poser is aome one tht rides a sk8board to look kool and dont even get hurt,also a poser is someone tht wants to be something there not.
if ur a prep and where preppy cloths and u can barley keep ur balence on a board dont call some one a poser....look at ur self u dont belong on a sk8board. If u where wut ever u want whether its sk8er brands or not and u come to skool w/ a big scrape down ur leg and u show every body ur sk8 board then ur not a poser.
by Sk8terpain October 24, 2005
A man who poses like a little bitch.
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please see hair metal
Boy them hair metal dudes sure look like chicks and have the pouty lips and teased hair and everything.But they're dudes.They need to stop trying to be something that they're not (chicks).
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oh and,
Example doesn't use the word poser. Use the word in a sentence.
by You've killed my boner. October 11, 2005

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