one who tries to act emo for the sake of fitting in. but has no real life problems or anything to be upset over.
thinks emo is cute. acts emo because they think it is kool or "in". a prep who does it for the sake of wearing clothes with skulls on them.
prep: Oh my god! my life sux! so i went out and bought this 80$ shirt with skulls on it with my daddy's credit card.

me: go fuck ur self u poser emo... -_-
by meaghan o. July 5, 2007
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A genre in mainstream that is Pop-Punk with lyrics that deal with emotion problems but not in enough debth for it to even be considered Emo. Bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
prep: OMG Fall Out Boy is sooooooooooooooooooo Emo
me: Shut the fuck up. They're Poser Emo dipshit, Rites of Spring is Emo.
by joe725 October 27, 2007
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Anyone who chooses to label themself as emo. Commonly used to refers to all middles schoolers with black hair that conveniently covers one eye. Note that all emos are indeed posers.
xXxemo_mcrfan_bloodravenxXx: I'm soooo emo I want to cut my wrist just like Taking Back Sunday!
Bill: God, you're such a poser emo brat
by Kitaz November 30, 2009
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A person who tries to fit in with the emo label just for attention or popularity (which doesn't make sense because emo people aren't supposed to be popular)

Anyway, here are some ways to spot an emo poser:

1. Act depressed 24/7, even when nothing is wrong in their lives
2. Cut themselves purposefully... and then show it to everyone
3. Must always adopt the complete emo look: dark dyed hair with sidebangs, very tight pants, an emo band t-shirt (like Hawthorne Heights) at least 3 items from Hot Topic, and of course, eyeliner
4. Has a rich family
5. Music lists ALWAYS include the following bands: My Chemical Romance, Hawthorne Heights, The Used, Simple Plan, Fall Out Boy, AFI, and more
6. Throws emo song lyrics around on their myspace/xanga/livejournal/etc., usually as their display name
7. On the above-mentioned sites, include pictures of themselves with the typical myspace angle (weird camera aim which barely allows for the viewer to see the person except for their hair, or at least one of their eyes)
8. Only talk to people who look just like themselves (and may get rejected if they see how much of a poser he/she is)
9. Are anorexic or have some other mental disorder, usually involving their self-image (because all emo posers think they're ugly)
10. Complain about their "hard lives" all the time

In short, emo posers are the reason that everyone hates emos. They're the ones who act like this, so people think that all emos do it too. In reality, true emo people act like themselves, and the only way that they are all alike is that they tend to have a primarily emotional personality. That's it. It has nothing to do with being depressed or mental disorders, or listening to all the same bands, unless you have a good reason for being depressed, did not force the mental disorder on yourself, or listen to the bands because you actually like them.

Though, in reality, I personally do not like most of the bands. They're not in my taste. I'm not gonna insult them though. Only the people who listen to them just because everyone else does, AKA the posers.
Emo poser: omg I'm SOOO depressed, becuz liek look at my ristz their soo bloody huh?!1

Emo: What the hell? You obviously did that on purpose.

Emo poser: Nono no wai I did not! I liek totally got sad and My Cemikul Romanze is mah fave band EVUR!! All mah otha frendz lizzen to them!

Emo: ... Ok, you know what? How about you just keep cutting? It'll be the solution to not only your problem but to ours too. Our reputation will finally be saved!

Emo poser: Oo yea! Good idea! Now Im gunna go take my super-expensiv nife and cut mah ristz while lizzenin to Hawforn Haytz!

Emo: Yea. Hurry up. You need to bleed more. Or, how about you let ME do it for you?
by SomeBadJoke November 7, 2006
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Someone who claims to be emo. Dresses emo and tries to act emo. They tell everyone how sad they are all the time. And really their life is going perfectly fine. They cry constantly and claim to be depressed. Most of them cut and always show people. They go up to people and would be like "omg look what i did last night" then they would start crying and would want the other person to confide in them.
Emo Poser: Oh my god my life sucks. *cries and shows friend wrist* look what i did!
Emo: Why do you always show everyone?
Emo Poser: I do not!
Emo: Yea you do, you even showed people you hate.
Emo Poser: I thought you were my friend!
Emo: I'm not friends with posers!
by suicidalgurl666 August 17, 2006
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A bunch of retarded fags who pretend they're emo, search/google for emo bands on the net and download their songs and study their lyrics like mad and tell other people that the lyrics somehow "relate" to them, made up stupid sad sappy stories about their so-called love life (which actually doesn't even exist as they've never even had a bf/gf), they tend to over exaggerate their problems, cut their wrist JUST CAUSE every other emo kid does that, tell everybody; "Oh my god, I think I'm emo, I hate my life, everyone sucks, life is so sad, love sucks! *cuts wrist*"
<Jake>: Emo posers suck donkey's ass!
<Lucas>: Hell yeah they do!
by angelicscars87 September 4, 2006
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An emo poser is a fag who is trying to fit in with the 'emo style/label' thinking it is cool or whatever.
1. Purposely cut them selves over nothing or a small imaginary break up.
2. Download loud screamo music (even though they don’t know what they’re saying), google up the lyrics and relate it to their imaginary problem.
3. Attention seeker – shows everyone that they cut themselves.
4. Usually at the back of a gig looking depressed.
5. Cut themselves to look cool and to fit in because they have no other reason to
6. Hide away from everyone and make people worried when there is really nothing wrong
7. Have a stupid side fringe to purposely cover up their eyes of face
8. Hate the music they are listening to fit in with ‘the crowd’

Hence: These people usually have no life and sit around and sulk for no reason. They make up shit on the spot to get ATTENTION (Attention seeker), post luvo pictures of themselves at a weird angle with their hair in their face, uses a shit load of eyeliner to make them looked deprived of sleep, listen to screamo and have no idea what they’re saying but literally hate the stuff, pretending to cut themselves showing a ‘real knife’ with fake dye on it. Not to mention they draw in black pen and make little drawings of things that relate to death and stick them up places.

Stay AWAY from these people!
Emo Poser: Ugh i so hate my life and my girlfriend just dumped me for nothing.
Kid: MMkk...
Emo Poser: OMG i'm so depressed look what i did on the weekend - i actually cut myself, i'm going to commit suicide
Kid: Arn't those red lines that you used in english with a ruler?
Emo Poser: NO! I swear they're real
Kid: I'll just get a knife for you then
Emo Poser: *Run Away*
by SeekMyRevenge October 24, 2007
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