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

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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

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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

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Andre, Fix and his other game names
no example, hes already a gay fagr0t
by Anonymous February 07, 2003

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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

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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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{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

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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

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