{emo/goth, or say they are 'sk8ter' poseurs}Someone who acts different than themselves to look 'cool' to others. They might be shopping at areopostale one day, which they call the "prep store." because poseurs highly listen to stereotypes, but they next day they'll be buying everything at hot topic and buying Converse and then writing on them to be cool.
They often mimic the girls at school who are popular in their cliques and have boyfriends with side parted long hair. So they ditch their old clothes and take notes of what they wear and go to hot topic to buy them I.E. :Yeah i saw a stidded belt on her mypace, so i'm going to go buy one!" Then they buy a pyramid belt because their posuers. or, say their little poseur idols wear headbands but don't even use them to hold their hair back, they rush to claires to buy tons of lime green and black ones. But they on't tell anyone where they got them at, because they also think claire's is a 'prep store.'

they use anything as an axcuse to be emo. I.e. They get a rude comment on myspace and say "i think i'm going to be emo." even though they think emo means tight pants and a razor, with band tee's.

Poseurs call other people posuers, but they spell it "poser." Although the people that tell them this are either not popular, so they don't care, or 2, they were their little idols they mimiced so they tell everyone hlow mean they were to them, so they can act emo, and make themselves be better then them. Even though this is what they say prpes do, but noooo, they always say "I HATE PREPS LOL." even though they don't know what prep really means. They LOOK up internet slang, they usually say they like drugies, don't know what 4/20 is and if you ask them if they know and they don't, they search it on google. they Search lyrics on google and start singing them randomly to sound cool in groups of people, like they've heard the song a million times but don't even have that channel because they have cable and heard at a friends house.

Fuse is their favorite show.

They think cussing is so cool.

They copy original things people do on sites like myspace if the person isn't popular. they do anything to make themselves noticable to the the "emo boys that they could faint when they see."
they say 'this sumemr i'm getting an emo haircut and a bunch of clothes for hot topic."
they say things like 'i hate george bush" because others do, even though they know othing about politics.
they say their antri-social, and athiest. but when their idols say "god is my savor." They sprint to change their myspaces and while editing their profile about how they belive in god and their there savior, they also say athiest are "posers', thus, making themselves hypocrits.
They ONLY buy tight jeans, pipeline pants, or "sakter pants." that re ray or black.
if they are just turning poseur, they may wear the oly black clothes they have 8578966 times until they "get new ones from hot topic." the only cool shirt to buy is band tee's to them. black is suddentley their favorite color, their normal attitude is happywhen their around people they've known all their lives, but mellow and 'emo" around new people or peopl's who's cliques they are trying to be in. They wear their hair in their myspace pictures all over their face, but they don't in real life. they take pics in front of their "emo or Goth." clothes to try and show off, if they heard the word "gawth" spelled like so, they would try to be original and spell it like that 24/7. they think chatspeak is satans talk or something,and try and talk extrmely fancy because they think people who they think are emo or goth talk fancy and say things like I need...to have a conversation with you.]]]

and yes they use a million 's and 's, they beg for pic comments so people willgo and see how poseur they are, but they think there "goth and emo."

really just sick of all the poseurs. sucks to the people who didn't know them before and can't see the huge act their putting up and are friends with them.

watch the show inuyasha with their friend, their friend says they can't wait for the next episode, they {the poseur} say "that was...gay." but then hear the "emo" boy at school saying he loves it and they go around telling everyone they love inuyasha. -_-;
A prime example of the poseur Mind: Instead of saying "weee! this rocks! i am so happy!" then say "My friends/people at school will think his rocked!" They live, to live up to others.

Get a guitar or act like they have a guitar to be 'cool'. Say they wear 'skater style." but don't own a skateboard. Waist their childhood sitting around at recess so people will think their emo. Only date guys who are friends with "emos'" who play instruments, look 'emo', or who 'wentout' with their enemy.
by Ashisaposeur August 10, 2007
Top Definition
Yes kids, that is how you spell poseur. No, I'm not trying to spell it some "fancy french way." Don't believe me? Let's go take a look at handy old Webster's:

Main Entry: po·seur
Pronunciation: pO-'z&r
Function: noun
Etymology: French
Date: 1872
: a person who pretends to be what he or she is not : an affected or insincere person
And there you have it. Still don't believe me? Let's look up "poser":

Main Entry: pos·er
Pronunciation: 'pO-z&r
Function: noun
Etymology: pose
Date: 1793
: a puzzling or baffling question


by Rilo June 27, 2003
Poseur is the correct version of the more common "poser". The term is used for 2 reasons-

A) As an insult, used by one who is insecure and attempts to enhance their image by making people believe they have the authority to call someone else a poseur,


B) One who groups him or her self in a particular social clique in order to appear trendy or "edgy" but doesn't believe in the principals held by said clique and is only leeching onto it in order to avoid the social ridicule of not being part of a clique. A poseur will probably change their "style" once every 6 months, possibly more.

The common thread is insecurity- the insecurity to be yourself and be happy with it. Poseurs are the kinds of people who only appear "cool" to people who are just as insecure as they are. But no one ever found success lying to themselves for acceptance.
"Those mall punks are such poseurs, they have anarchy signs written all over their All-Stars, but nota single one of the retarded 8 year olds knows what it is, or that the sweatshopped armbands they all bought at Hot Topic support the system they claim to be rebelling against. Now lets go home and listen to some Yellowcard and cry so we can be hardcore," says the pussy emo kid with the rich parents and cute girlfriend, who has nothing to complain about, before I punch him.
by Rudeboy May 20, 2004
Somebody acting in a manner inconsistent with their true self.
"That stylie over there is such a poseur."
by x January 22, 2003
a person who calls someone else a "poser" because they both have the same UV earrings

an openly lesbian eighth grader who, for some reason, has a boyfriend

someone who listens to the worst music they can possibly find in order to avoid being "mainstream"

someone who is reading this to make sure they're not a "poseur"
I'm going to wear bubble wrap to school so I can be original.
by Flamingo Bob February 01, 2004
1. A Conformist: someone who does what everyone else is doing b/c its "in", "trendy", or "cool" to do at the time.
2. Someone who puts themself under a certain label in order to be accepted by others who have conformed to that same label.

-It really doesn't matter what you wear or what you listen to in terms of music, as long as YOU YOURSELF truly like the music and the way you look.
-You won't be a poseur so long as you do what you like for YOURSELF, instead of doing things to be accepted by people who will find VERY little meaning in what individuality really means.
Punk, Goth, Emo, Hardcore, Gangster, Ghetto, Indie, MetalHead, etc.

Many (NOT all) white teens listen to rap music, not b/c they actually like it, but b/c its the "cool" thing to listen to, and if you listen to any genre of "Rock" music, you are looked down upon as an outcast and an "unnatural freak". But this ok, so long as you are true to yourself.
by Minion March 29, 2004
Someone who Pretends to be something/someone they are not.

Poseur-punk will dress/act like a punk, but really not know anything about any punk bands other than that pop/punk band Green Day. (nothing wrong with Green Day)

Poseur-Metalhead(I've been accused of this... ughh...):Someone who claims to be a metalhead, but really isn't, only knows like one metal song, and doesn't even like it.

Poseur-prep: Three words: What. The. Fuck. I mean, honestly.. Who WANTS to be a prep? but onto the def. A poseur prep: Someone who acts all preppy and tries to be popular.. but really sucks at it. Hey! Guess what.. Three more words: Stop. Fucking. Trying.

Poseur-Goth/Emo: Yes, I know Goths and Emo's are different, but, I'm smushing it into one... Someone who dresses in all black and whines about their cutting, but really, when they *do* cut, they start crying and bitching about how painful it is.

Poseur-Popular kid: Someone who tries to fit in with the "popular kids" by ditching their old friends, then get laughed at, then try to get their old friends back, fail, and end up sad, and alone...

Poseur-Poseur: Someone who pretends to be a poseur. If there isn't such a thing, I'm sorry.. my bad.. oh well.. Poseurs probably have people who wish they where them. I wonder. Oh well.

Poseur-Skater/Surfer: Someone who doesn't know how to skate, but pretends they do, and spend all their parents money on Skateboards that they can't even use.

And last but not least (they're all least)....

Poseur-Stoner: Someone trying to pretend they get high every night, but have probably never tried drugs in their life, and think that smoking is the best way to die. Two words: You. Suck.

Happy Trails!
Misha:We're what you would probably call the STONERS

Alex(poseur): But I get high every night! I'm part of your clique, RIGHT??

Austin: NO. Wait.. what clique? No clique here.. just us! Go away... POSEUR!

----------------------- ---OR-------------------------------

Icca: I'm so fucking Metal and I swear too much, and I love Soccer and I'm soo good!

Austin: Stop. Poseur. YOU. ARE. NOT. A. METALHEAD!

Icca: Yes I am! Don't treat me like this! *cries*

--------------------- -----OR-------------------------------

The Misha: Hey!
Austin: Hey!

Preppy girl: HeY GuYs! LyKe WaSsUp?

Poseur-Prep: Hey guys, I love ponies and shit! I'm so fucking preppy!

Austin & Misha & Preppy Girl: GO AWAY POSEUR!!!
by 'Stin (not stine or steen) January 11, 2006
dude, come ON.....

If you acctually like what you say you like then your not a poser
exanple- if sombody were to say that they liked Green Day, Avril, and Good Charlotte, and they ment it, then technically they arnt a poser, they are being themselves

Another thing

Lets say some steriotypically "goth" girl/boy were to have this absolute love of eminem, and like ownd all of the albums and had a few t-shirts and stuff like that, people would call him/her a poseur. Because he/she didnt fit in with the steriotype.

IF somebody is acctually expressing themself it does NOT make then a poser not to fit in with anyones expectations
that totally defeats the entire purpose of the word.

A poser is ACCTUALLY somone who does not liek what they say they do
example: Some preppy girl decides to wear all black just becasue she wants to be "non conforming" however, she still listens to hip hop and goes sailing in her tiny bikini

the end.
thats it.
move on.
Jenny is not a poseur becasue she acctualyy likes what she says she does.
by xxshallowkisses December 30, 2005
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