poser

1 [poh-zer]
noun
1.
a person who poses.
2.
a poseur, especially a person who is trendy or fashionable in a superficial way.

Origin:
1885–90; pose1 + -er1

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poser

2 [poh-zer]
noun
a question or problem that is puzzling or confusing.

Origin:
1580–90; pose2 + -er1

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poser1 (ˈpəʊzə)
 
n
1.  a person who poses
2.  informal a person who likes to be seen in trendsetting clothes in fashionable bars, discos, etc

poser2 (ˈpəʊzə)
 
n
a baffling or insoluble question

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poser definition


  1. n.
    someone who pretends to belong to a group only by affecting the attributes of the group. (See also mod poser.) : What's he doing here? He's just a poser, looking for dates.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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If you say the word paradigm, everybody knows you're a poser.
Belmont is well known in the tech arena and is real geek not a poser.
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