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One who rides a skateboard. Amount of skill is arguable, although generally being able rough out a 90 turn qualifies you. Being a skater has nothing to do with fashion, taste in music, sexual preference, manner of speaking or any of that. If you skate, you're a skater. If you dress skate, but can't, you're a poser. If you don't dress skate and don't skate, hell, you might just be normal.
Wow, check out that hot skater! Why is he wearing Adidas?
by El Gordo December 06, 2004
Someone that skateboards and loves it. Someone who only skates in front of people to get attention is not a skater. Skateboarders are not a stereotype. Not all skaters do drugs, not all of them are jerks, it depends on the person. If you run into a skater asshole, they'd be an asshole even if they weren't a skater, so don't group them all into one category. Not all skaters wear skinny jeans, not all of them listen to rock, not all of them wear big ass shoes, it's their own style. Skateboarding is not only for white people, yes there are skaters in Mexico. Yes there are skaters in China. And yes, there are skaters in India. So if a black kid skates, he's not necessarily white washed. Yes there are female skateboarders, not all of them are dikes or lesbos, again, that's just them. They'd be a lesbian or dike anyway if they didn't skate. And yes, there are girly skaters. It doesn't matter if you're good or bad, just as long as you love what you get out of skateboarding. Obviously, you'll get more credit if you're good, but that's just how the world works. Just to say it again, skaters are not a stereo type, it's not a fad. Skateboarding is a kind of life. It's different from other lifestyles, but not one skaters life is exactly the same as another. All skaters are different, so don't judge till you know them as a person
Go Skate, love it, enjoy it, live it. Be a skater, whatever you want to call it.
by pjparty911 May 23, 2009
"skater" or "skateboarder"

A person who is foot mounted on a board of some type with zero-four wheels. Usually without any motor. (Manually propelled vehicle.) Skateboarders usually do not have a single fashion, and their clothing style is borrowed from other sub-cultures. (i.e. Punk-Skaters, Prep-Skaters, Homie-Skaters, etc.) Derived from the "surfer", "stoner" and "metal-head" sub-cultures. Sadly some ignorant people still affiliate skaters with stoners. Skaters are typically athletic and usually do not use drugs.
The term is actually difficult to define due to the fact of the large diversity in the sub-culture. Basically anybody how uses any type of skateboard for any reason. (yes posers exist, but they exist for every sub-culture, I'm sure that there are "Thug" posers also.) Skateboarders do not listen to one specific type of music. No strict fashion exists except for the people who try to look dedicated/sponsered, or are actually sponsered by wearing name-brand skateboarding clothing (such as a company's t-shirt, hat, or shoes.) Any person can be a skater: african, european, asian, mexican, female, male, elderly, youngsters, poor, rich, etc.

Skateboarders are people who participate in a sport/art, not a fashion trend.
To find some skaters: grab a skateboarding magazine, or a skateboarding movie, or hell, even go to your local skatepark or skateshop.
by Steven Hanaway November 21, 2005
A skater is a human being who enjoys riding a skateboard because it is fun. a lot of skaters could be classified as 'punks' but this is just a stereotype. true, some skaters so wear tight jeans and a pair of emericas, but a lot of them just dress 'normally'.

there are vert skaters and street skaters. vert skaters skate in halfpipes. street skaters skate stairs and ledges and such. street is currently more popular than vert, mainly because it is easier to do. not to say that it requires less skill; I mean that street requires no ramp, therefore it can be done in more places that vert.

skateboarders are often said to be druggies, but this is simply not true... True skateboarders have no use for drugs. It's all about landing those tricks! landing a trick is the ultimate high.

I could say a lot more but i don't have a lot of time to write so I'll end it hear.

skateboarding is not a fad, it's a way of life.

while i may not skateboard every day, i do it for the right reasons... not to get freinds or to cash in on the rise in popularity that skateboarding has suddenly taken.
Skating skate skater
by wolf15668 August 30, 2013
at first not that bad, i had a few skater friends who were pretty cool. about 1/4 of the skaters are still loyal to just liking the sport for what it is and how good thtey were, and not being like everyone else. Its just when you get the stupid asshole tight pants boys who think they're all that just because they have a $60 C1RCA jacket, and an $80 pair of KR3W pants. I actually didn't mind these guys until they all started being stuck up and thinking they were better than everyone else. all the skater friends I have are completely normal, regular jeans, cheap t-shirts, and maybe a good pair of skating shoes. but that is it. I found out that they were actually better at boarding then the stupid elite guys who thought they were good, calling everybody "posers" and shit. I think that people who skateboard are cool guys, its just the stupid wannabe assholes that give every skater a bad reputation for being a stupid bitch and a bad guy. I DONT MIND PEOPLE WHO ARE GOOD AT SKATEBOARDING. JUST THE STUPID DUMB SHITS WHO THINK THAT IF YOU WEAR VANS, YOU ARE THE BIGGEST POSER EVER. GET A FUCKING LIFE. ITS JUST SHOES, NOT THE FUCKING APPOCALYPSE.
tight pants skater boy: DOOD were did u get those vans there fuckin sweet.
non-bitch kid wearing cool vans just because he likes them:the vans store at the mall, where else.
tight pants skater boy: i was just fucking with you. those are so gay and retarded. if you dont even skate, you shouldnt even have the right to go inside that store, FUCKING POSER. besides, vans suck, C1RCA is the shit. (all his faggot friends laugh with him)
non-bitch kids friend whos good at skating but doesnt show it: (goes up to tight pants boy and beats the fucking shit out of him, all the others fleeing, and coming back to school never wearing tight pants again. then the non bitch kid gets lots of compliments on his shoes by everybody.)
by FUCK ALL FAG SKATERS January 08, 2008
A skater is someone who rides a skateboard, and gets pleasure out of doing it. One thing that really ticks me off is when someone calls a skater a punk (mostly gay townie wankers do this),as skaters are just skaters :) . So all you gay townies out there IM NOT A PUNK!
Most skaters these days are really friendly and dont call biginners posers, and actually help them.
Also most people think us skaters do drugs, ok, some do, but most dont, I ve been skating for 2years and havent touched a spliff.

A young skater at a skate-park
Noob: Oh, dude sweet Kickflip, teach me how.
Experienced guy: Yeah sure.
2 weeks later....
Noob: Yeah! I can Kickflip!
Expereinced guy: Oh nice one Lil' Buddy ;).
by Majik May 25, 2007
Keyword in the military, especially the Marine Corps:

S: Stay out of trouble
K: Keep a low profile
A: Avoid responsibility/higher-ups
T: Take your time
E: Enjoy yourself
R: Relax
I just keep Skater in mind when I don't want to work.
by Renegade888 July 10, 2008