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
sum1 who likes to skate.they dont hav to be good they just hav to enjoy it if u like to skateboard ur a skater.but dumbass posers who spell skate with an 8 are posers
He likes to skateboard therefore he is a skater not a dumbass sk8er
by rob January 08, 2004
A person who is cool,hasfun, and is not a poser.
(for poser, see poser)

Also see:
C'mon homeys! Let's go land this tiny little 3 set!
by Kelly Tian November 25, 2004
Someone who skates purely because they enjoy it, and do so regardless to what ever people think of it. They live for skateboarding. Skaters are not allways good at landing ticks, but the enjoyment for the sport is what makes them skater. Most commonly seen wearing jeans and a hoody, brightly coloured trainers, and donning a New Era cap (with all the stickers on of course) to tame their long hair. Allthough there is no dress code, tracksuits will lose you any status as a true skater. Skaters wear what they think looks cool, and it isn't unusual to see them wearing something completly abstract. Most listen to either punk rock or hiphop, but again there is no rule. Most skaters skate the street (though some prefer vert/ramp) and wear no protection.
Anyone who skates because they enjoy it, no matter what anyone thinks.

Mike Mo
Paul Rodriguez
Justin Eldridge
by Nathan (Y) February 24, 2008
A skater is a person just like me and you. Skating is more than a sport, it's a passion and a way of life for some of us. I've been skating for about 8 years, and have only come across 2 "assholes." The stereotypes these days are out of control.

Skaters generally listen to all kind of rock. We enjoy doing what we do.
We enjoy:
Running from the cops
Getting kicked out of public places
Busting our balls to do a trick
Skating til the sun goes down
Chilling with friends

Skaters have real friends. People who will stick by them through thick and thin, not just people that they go out and party with. There's a few of us, but we're a close group.
The skater logo..."Skate till I die."
by Skat3Till I Die November 14, 2007
A skater is someone who owns a skateboard and is either learning, or trying to learn how to skate. Posers are just following the fad and are nothing to worry about, they will be over it in about a week as soon as they figure out you actually have to WORK.
Skaters are generally nice to beginners and are willing to help them get off the ground. If you see a beginner that's having trouble, remember what happened the first time YOU tried to ollie... either that or try it yourself.
A skater is dedicated and wont give up
Skaters can be either guys or girls.. yes GIRLS CAN SKATE so get over it
That's a skater
skater: don't give up, try and try again, u'll land that trick if you get up when you fall, and ignore the pain.
by ak_skater_girl May 26, 2007
a person who enjoys skating. it is actually a rule that you are not allowed to be called a skater if you have ever said "sk8er" or "sk8"
skater 1: hey, i almost nailed a double kickflip this time!

skater 2: awsome! i still cant get it.

skater 3: hey! whats up ma sk8er bros!

skater 1 and 2: fuck off...
by mini-logo July 27, 2006
the people with the really comfortable shoes who carry around skater boards- usually found at skate parks or on the streets-skating. in my opinion skaters are a cute breed, unlike townies.
townie: oi u! get here u piece a scum
skater: piss off
by ihatethem November 12, 2004
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