A person who enjoys just skating for a living and doesnt try to be anything that their not. People who understand what skaters do and why they do it usually i get along with. I'd rather be kickfliping a 10 stair rather than smoking pot or any shit like that. People think that skaters dress a certain way, well they dont skaters dress how the want to, whether it be baggy jeans or tight jeans, even though its easier to do tricks in loose jeans. Skaters have different personalities some (like me) dont respect the signs that say no skateboarding, others respect them so they dont get in trouble with the popos. You cant really classify skateboarders its just a way of life, a skateboarders culture is different than ANYbody else. When people say that all skaters ever do is call people posers cause their just starting it not really true. not a lot of skaters do that cause at one point in time they were just starting too.
Cop: The sign says no skateboarding...can you skater punks not read?
Skater: yeah we can read we just dont care.
Cop: well skater punk how would you like to go to jail for being a smartass?

that was a real conversation that me and my brother had with a cop.
by TruSkaterChick4life May 28, 2006
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
A person who skateboards or a person who wears loose or slim fit jeans, hats, hoodies, high quality t-shirts and skater shoes like Emerica or vans. Even though people dress like skaters doesn't mean they actually skate.
Jarret:"Jim do you skate?"

Jim:"No, I just dress like the skaters."
by $-$ AUDI $-$ February 16, 2008
A skater is an individual participant of skateboarding culture who has attained a certain level of "street-cred" through the act of skateboarding. This is normally achieved through learning and expressing many basic tricks such as, but no limited to: The ollie and its many variations, dropping in, the kickflip/heelflip, the pop-shove-it, the Frontside 180 ollie and/or the backside boardslide. A person becomes a skateboarder when other skateboarders of similar or higher level of ability recognize him/her as so. The skater normally has experienced the challenges of authority presented to his craft by being kicked out of "skate spots." Security guards, mall cops, police officers, and private business owners commonly instigate kicking out a skateboarder and talking unnecessary sh*t to them, and/or criticizing their lifestyle. In general, skaters are commonly looked upon as trouble makers or non-contributing members of society. Rarely ever do true skaters bother anyone or instigate fights. for the most part the skater just wants to mind his/her own business and perform their tricks. Sometimes a skater will 'vandalize' public or private property to "wax" a ledge or curb, thus making it skateable.
Skaters can be any member of society but are most commonly males from the ages of 12-24. A skater was once able to be easily identified by his or her shoes, but due to the recent poseurdom on skateboard fashion this is harder to do. (Unless the skater has noticeable toe rips or gashes in his shoes from skateboarding.)
A skater is not to be confused with a poseur, which is someone who wears skateboarding clothes and tells grandiose tales of how he backside flipped a thirty set. A skater is also not to be confused with a kook, who is someone who sucks at skateboarding and has not yet risen to the level worthy of being called a skater.
Cop: "I'm going to need to see some I.D. son, hand over your skateboard."
Skater: "Why, what did I do?"
Skater: It's called an ollie, and how does jumping on concrete fuck it up?"
Cop: That's it smart ass. PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK! NOW!!
by DTA 187 24/7 April 05, 2009
A skater is a person that is in to skating or BMX but not all skaters do, skater is a rough definition for someone who likes a weaker version of rock and metal music. Skaters normally wear baggy jeans and baggy shirts normally wearing caps and beaked beanies. Skaters are not really the most voilent group of people but wont stand for peoples comments and will stick up for one another, skaters are not normally very muscluar but are normally in pretty good shape at running and fighting. Skaters and Goths, who normally get mixed up by alot of people, do get on pretty well. Skaters are the main enemies of the townies and sometimes chavs.
Skaters are normally very laided back mainly looking for a laugh and can get mixed up with stoners.
Conversation between the Skaters and Townies

Townie: Oi dickhead piss off
Skater: Owww big man
Townie: Say that again kick your fucking head in

at the end of this either there is a fight but normally chavs and townies these days are complete whimps and only fight when in groups.
by Ryan C. (Skater) August 31, 2007
A person who skates... simple as..
No one should be judged, no one should think that you are a townie or a skater. Why should a person have tunnel vision in what they wear?? Why dont you wear what you thinks looks good?.. long story-short, do what you want
person who skates
by Joe Morris January 28, 2004
ppeople who skates and love it. they do it for the fun of it, and some people think their all druggies and stuff like that, but their probably skating so much that they dont have enough time to do weed and crap like that. but thats not all skaters, only really dedicated ones. lots of people like to skate and do it as a hobbie, not to be mistaken with a poser, or a beginner
skater: hey lets go skate
hobbie skater: i cant i gotta do homework
skater: ok how bout you
beginnerskater:ummmm ok but can u help me with my nollie, im just starting out
skater: ya totally how bout you too?
poser skater: you guys acturally ride these things?
by rachel mcmahon July 19, 2006

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