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
A word used by certain people to insult others of their kind. This is word usually used in relation to music and skateboarding.
Look at Y. He buys his clothes at Store Q and listens to Band Z. What a poseur.
by Allerleirauh December 22, 2003
someone who changes so other people will like them more or to fit into a certian group putting all the like aside. poeple who are poseurs personally make me sick and need to learn to be themselves. some of my friends have become totally fakes and i barely know them anymore and they make me kinda want to punch them in the face.
"i like to do, say, and wear alot of things but people either think im weird or gay so im gonna try to be emo so my girlfriend and peers will like me more, even if someone who really cares about me thinks it makes me a poseur"
by i hope u get it now August 02, 2007
One who changes themself completely because they either want to fit in, or because they want to be "different" then everyone else which is just conforming.
When Summer started Sarah wanted to be preppy but by September she was wearing all black and called herself a punk. She is a total poseur.
by Laurenxxx August 25, 2006
basically someone who pretends to be something just because it's 'in' or 'trendy'. but it is NOT someone who changes their look every so often because the are experimenting and going through that thing called 'self discovery' or 'adolescence'. how to recognize a poseur/poser: if they call you or anybody else one. how to avoid it: just be yourself. don't fit into the stereotype of whatever.
do i really need one?

1) him: ha! look at that poser! that band is a poserband! (thinking: take down that band poster and destroy my cds).
her: *flippy finger*

2) the real poseur/poser: wasn't he punk last year? what a poseur/poser.
by Sabrina* June 08, 2006
someone who cares more about the fashion of that music and talks shit towards bands and genres they dislike and is killing the beliefs of many true anarchists
poseur: wow thoose boots look tarif but mine are bigger so you are a poseur
posuer 2: well my belt has more studs than yours
posuer: no everyone has that belt
by Jimmi Waxx C. November 13, 2004

Some one who tries to be what they are not. And not matter how much some peeps want to deny it, you can be a poseur prep as well.

Also, in my opinion, you are a poseur if you won’t hang out or talk to someone because they don’t look/act like you. Yup, even if you know a lot about a certain group, you can be a poseur.

Just because you don’t remember a song title doesn’t mean you’re a poseur. I forget sometimes. And I admit it. But anyone can know the name of a song, but not know the music. It’s sad that I am considered a poseur because I don’t care about song names. And, you can like a song but not like a band. I like Girlfriend (by Avril Lavign) but I don’t like her.

Also, calling some one a poseur doesn’t make you a poseur. My dad calls people poseurs, especially when they try to be punk. (BTW peeps…punk isn’t about the way you dress…its about the music, it’s the way you think…its who you are.)

And why is it because you buy something that you don’t know how to use or w/e makes you a poseur? My friends bought himself a skate and then taught himself how to skate. Does that mean he’s a wannabe skater? No, it doesn’t. it means he wanted to learn to do something and he needed the skate to learn. Also, Myspace. Just because someone gets a myspace doesnt mean they are a poseur. Myspace is good for communication and helps keep you in contact with old friends.

Any problems with this contact me:
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and… pagearmandowolf@hotmail.com
wearing converse doesnt make me punk
wearing mini skirts doesnt make me a prep
wearing skinny jeans and bows doesnt make me scene
chains don't make me gansta
eyeliner doesnt make me goth
black doesnt make me emo
dance doesnt make me a jock or weak
crying doesnt mean i'm sad
liking disney doesnt make me immature
make-up and low cut shirts dont make me a slut
just because i dont like milk, eggs and cheese doesnt mean i'm vegan

but all those things together makes me me. so what if one day i wanna walk around in vans and jeans one day and heels and a dress the next. so what if i like to mix things up a little. and so what if i want to dance and wear tutu's. thats just how i roll. but it doesn't make me a poseur. yes you COULD call me punk. maybe even scene. but the truth is, i'm just being me.
by Page Vogue April 08, 2007
the definition of poseur is
1- a fake person
2- a person who acts like something theyre not
3- a person who calls other people poseurs
4- a person who calls other people poseurs just to make themselves feel better
5- a person who thinks everyone else is a poseur
6- a person who is insecure with themselves so they put on a show
7- a person looking on this site to make sure they are not a poseur
1- "that girl is such a poseur because she shops at hot topic"
2- "man your such a poseur because you like bands from good charlotte to slipknot, and those are poseurbands"

people its stupid to label. i know labeling is out there. i like hottopic so what? i still shop at other places. call me what you want cuz i love being me
by so what? October 24, 2004

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