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poser1

[poh-zer] /ˈpoʊ zər/
noun
1.
a person who poses.
2.
a poseur, especially a person who is trendy or fashionable in a superficial way.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; pose1 + -er1

poser2

[poh-zer] /ˈpoʊ zər/
noun
1.
a question or problem that is puzzling or confusing.
Origin
1580-90; pose2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for poser

poser1

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

poser2

/ˈpəʊzə/
noun
1.
a baffling or insoluble question
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Word Origin and History for poser
n.

"one who practices an affected attitude," 1881, agent noun from pose (v.1); revived in teen-ager slang by 1983. Meaning "question that puzzles" is from 1793 from pose (v.2); earlier it meant "one who asks testing questions" (1580s).

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Slang definitions & phrases for poser

poser

noun

A person who pretends to have various desirable traits and tastes; poseur: My son also told me that there are also people called ''posers'' who DRESS like ''bassers'' but are, in fact, secretly ''preppies''

[1980s+ Teenagers; the revival of a term found by 1888]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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