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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
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anybody who 'likes'/does/wears/listens to/supports something to either fit in or to stand out.
these people have no self respect and often no self confidence which leads to them constantly working their image and not being themselves.
anybody who labels themselves as part of a social sub-culture (eg. punk, goth, hippy etc) could be seen as being a poseur.
most people are, in fact, poseurs. especially those who spend their entire lives trying to be 'crazy' 'unique' or 'random'
their insecure natures often lead to frequent style changes.
poseur 1: omg! red herring is selling Emily the Strange! Let's buy a shirt and be cool!!!

poseur 2: omg! red herring is selling Emily the Strange! That's not fair! i love Emily the Strange, but I can never wear my Emily the Strange shirt again because people will think i'm a poseur!

Genuine Person 1: hey look, red herring is selling Emily the Strange. I
really like Emily the Strange and i'm glad that there is yet another place i can buy Emily the Strange products now.

Genuine Person 2: hey look, red herring is selling Emily the Strange. That's cool, but i still don't like Emily the Strange.
by wild_stylee May 31, 2005
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Well, people say a poseur or a poser is someone who pretends to be something they arent. But when poseur is used on kids who like Blink 182 or Good Charlotte, or even Avril, it is just a way for elitists to make themselves feel good. If you like poppunk, pop rock, plain old pop, GO FOR IT! Its all good. Only conformists listen to shit they dont like because they want ot be punk.
: Hey look at that poseur wiht the green day shirt
: shut up man, punk is thinking for yourself, let him listen to whatever he wants. Conformist bitch.
: chill out man.
: okay.
: so...
by Mike Rotch April 16, 2005
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