Poseur is a truly moronic term used primarily by those who also meet the traditional definition of poseur (i.e. "trying to be something they're not". The reality is, though, poseurdom is a stage of adolescence. "Poseurs" are simply trying to find themselves, and, as a result, may go through nearly every phase there is. Just like you, the prep turned gangster turned goth turned emo turned skater is trying to establish who they really are.
The only reason one person refers to another as a poseur is because they wish to be seen as "hardcore" by insulting others.
by lacoste_lover January 22, 2006
the overly insecure bastard who belongs nowhere. they just dont understand that labels and stereotypes dont exist. they just happen naturally. poseurs may dress and spend a million dollars on clothes to make them the person they want to be, but any real person can automatically pick them up from a group of kids, they think they belong to. many preppies become poseurs as they try oh so hard to be in style. listen up my dears, who cares about the word "trend?" we can stress this on and on, but poseurs will never understand that being themselves would be much beter off for them rather than changing their clothes/music taste/dialogue to be something thats "in."

think about it this way, being a poseur, evryone in the so-called "label" that ur trying to be in hates you, ur most likely not really enjoying being who ur trying to be unless u hav so much experience as a poseur u might as well jump off a cliff 5 million times and never get rid of ur deadly disease, and u probably hav no true friends. trust me, just be you. dont giv others and yourself a bad name.
a poseur = a prep
one week, ur so "G"
second week, ur "emo" and hate ghetto shit
third week, ur a "metalhead" and ur saying "screw those emo whiney kids"
fourth week, u find urself in abercrombie and fitch, "like omg yea i mean they hav like the most trendiest in-style clothes"
fifth week, u knock down one garbage can cuz u think its hardcore so now ur "punk" "its anticormbie and bitch, fucken preps"
sixth week, well if ur gonna keep changing urself, u might as well suicide, hey u WERE once emo =]
by oceania. January 11, 2007
A person who tries to act like something to be cool. One who says they are one thing, usually goth/emo/gangsta/Hardcore etc. when they obviously aren't.Poseurs don't realize that they are being poseur half the time, which makes it worse. Oh, and skaters. Skaters, Goths, and Gangsta seem to be the most prevelent groups to have poseurs.
Yes, it is Poseur. Read the top rated post, it's explains it all.
by Manwiththeplan August 24, 2006
Someone who tries to fit in by pretending to like things they know nothing about. People who rely on the talent of great artists to make them look cool because they claim to like it. Most rappers who can't actually write their own music and have to scratch some classic rock song could be considered poseurs. Anyone who owns a guitar with no intention of ever really learning to play it. Anyone who has a picture of themselves playing guitar that doesnt really know how to play.
Stairway to Heaven comes on the radio...
poseur: I love Led Zeppelin!
non-poseur: *puts on Cashmir*
poseur: I love Puff Daddy!
(hint: if you don't get it you are probably a poseur)
by sanpaco January 21, 2006
someone who tries to be something their not. Commonly used as the word "poser". A person who follows along w/ the crowd, not knowing shit about it.Also used by insecure 12 year-olds to boost their

my advice 2 ppl who read this: just be yourself

whoever calls you a poseur is this word:see asshole
I changed how I looked in the middle of the year because my views of life changed and people called me a poseur.
by Aimee December 21, 2004
A person who pretends to be someone he/she is not. Can be used in both the English and French languages. Means the same thing as poser.
Stop being a poseur and stay true to yourself.
by I.P. Greenish October 23, 2005
1.someone who calls other people poseurs
2. someone who changes who they are to impress others
3. someone who changes who they are just because everyone else did
1. omg you're such a poseur!
2. omg like a bought that new studded belt yeah I mean it's all right but I know that Jimmy will love me now that I have it
3. omg Amy got those pants with chains I think I'll get ones like them I mean everyones wearing them now!
by Devin January 15, 2004

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