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Yes kids, that is how you spell poseur. No, I'm not trying to spell it some "fancy french way." Don't believe me? Let's go take a look at handy old Webster's:

Main Entry: po·seur
Pronunciation: pO-'z&r
Function: noun
Etymology: French
Date: 1872
: a person who pretends to be what he or she is not : an affected or insincere person
And there you have it. Still don't believe me? Let's look up "poser":

Main Entry: pos·er
Pronunciation: 'pO-z&r
Function: noun
Etymology: pose
Date: 1793
: a puzzling or baffling question

Interesting.

So, in closing, USE THE RIGHT WORD YOU IDIOTS.
by Rilo June 27, 2003
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Poseur is the correct version of the more common "poser". The term is used for 2 reasons-

A) As an insult, used by one who is insecure and attempts to enhance their image by making people believe they have the authority to call someone else a poseur,

or

B) One who groups him or her self in a particular social clique in order to appear trendy or "edgy" but doesn't believe in the principals held by said clique and is only leeching onto it in order to avoid the social ridicule of not being part of a clique. A poseur will probably change their "style" once every 6 months, possibly more.

The common thread is insecurity- the insecurity to be yourself and be happy with it. Poseurs are the kinds of people who only appear "cool" to people who are just as insecure as they are. But no one ever found success lying to themselves for acceptance.
"Those mall punks are such poseurs, they have anarchy signs written all over their All-Stars, but nota single one of the retarded 8 year olds knows what it is, or that the sweatshopped armbands they all bought at Hot Topic support the system they claim to be rebelling against. Now lets go home and listen to some Yellowcard and cry so we can be hardcore," says the pussy emo kid with the rich parents and cute girlfriend, who has nothing to complain about, before I punch him.
by Rudeboy May 20, 2004
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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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1. A poser is most commonly defined as someone who acts in a manner inconsistent with their personality. One who tries to be something they are not.
2. One who accuses others of being poseurs, or more commonly "posers," in order to up their own social status, so that they themsleves will not be labeled as a poseur.
I was walking through Borders the other day and I heard this Poseur talking about how he/she loves emo and listens to Miss. A. Lavigne all the time.
by three short dots May 12, 2003
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Someone who Pretends to be something/someone they are not.

Poseur-punk will dress/act like a punk, but really not know anything about any punk bands other than that pop/punk band Green Day. (nothing wrong with Green Day)

Poseur-Metalhead(I've been accused of this... ughh...):Someone who claims to be a metalhead, but really isn't, only knows like one metal song, and doesn't even like it.

Poseur-prep: Three words: What. The. Fuck. I mean, honestly.. Who WANTS to be a prep? but onto the def. A poseur prep: Someone who acts all preppy and tries to be popular.. but really sucks at it. Hey! Guess what.. Three more words: Stop. Fucking. Trying.

Poseur-Goth/Emo: Yes, I know Goths and Emo's are different, but, I'm smushing it into one... Someone who dresses in all black and whines about their cutting, but really, when they *do* cut, they start crying and bitching about how painful it is.

Poseur-Popular kid: Someone who tries to fit in with the "popular kids" by ditching their old friends, then get laughed at, then try to get their old friends back, fail, and end up sad, and alone...

Poseur-Poseur: Someone who pretends to be a poseur. If there isn't such a thing, I'm sorry.. my bad.. oh well.. Poseurs probably have people who wish they where them. I wonder. Oh well.

Poseur-Skater/Surfer: Someone who doesn't know how to skate, but pretends they do, and spend all their parents money on Skateboards that they can't even use.

And last but not least (they're all least)....

Poseur-Stoner: Someone trying to pretend they get high every night, but have probably never tried drugs in their life, and think that smoking is the best way to die. Two words: You. Suck.

Happy Trails!
Misha:We're what you would probably call the STONERS

Alex(poseur): But I get high every night! I'm part of your clique, RIGHT??

Austin: NO. Wait.. what clique? No clique here.. just us! Go away... POSEUR!

----------------------- ---OR-------------------------------

Icca: I'm so fucking Metal and I swear too much, and I love Soccer and I'm soo good!

Austin: Stop. Poseur. YOU. ARE. NOT. A. METALHEAD!

Icca: Yes I am! Don't treat me like this! *cries*

--------------------- -----OR-------------------------------

The Misha: Hey!
Austin: Hey!

Preppy girl: HeY GuYs! LyKe WaSsUp?

Poseur-Prep: Hey guys, I love ponies and shit! I'm so fucking preppy!

Austin & Misha & Preppy Girl: GO AWAY POSEUR!!!
by 'Stin (not stine or steen) January 11, 2006
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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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