noun Etymology: French, literally, poser, from poser Date: 1869 a person who pretends to be what he or she is not ; an affected or insincere person

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  • poseur — poseur, euse [ pozɶr, øz ] n. • 1641; de poser 1 ♦ Personne chargée de la pose (de certains objets). Poseur de pavés, de rails. Poseur de moquette, de parquets, de carrelages. Absolt, techn. Maçon chargé de la mise en place des pierres de taille …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • poseur — POSEUR, poseuri, s.m., adj. (Franţuzism) (Persoană îngâmfată) care pozează, studiindu şi în permanenţă atitudinile, gesturile etc. pentru a face impresie, pentru a epata sau pentru a se evidenţia. [pr.: pozör] – Din fr. poseur. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • poseur — one who practices affected attitudes, 1872, from Fr. poseur, from verb poser affect an attitude or pose, from O.Fr. poser to put or place (see POSE (Cf. pose) (v.1)). The word is English poser in French garb, and thus could itself be considered… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Poseur — Po seur , n. masc.; pl. {Poseurs}, Poseuse Po seuse , n. fem.; pl. {Poseuses}, [F.] A person who poses or attitudizes, esp. mentally. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poseur — (franz., spr. sör), Posierer, Wichtigtuer (vgl. Pose) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Poseur — (frz., spr. söhr), Posierer, Wichtigtuer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Poseur — Poseur,der:⇨Angeber(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • poseur — ► NOUN (fem. poseuse) ▪ a person who behaves affectedly in order to impress. ORIGIN French …   English terms dictionary

  • poseur — [pō zʉr′] n. [Fr] a person who assumes attitudes or manners merely for their effect upon others …   English World dictionary

  • poseur — 1. (poseur) (2212↑, 195↓) 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… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Poseur — Authenticity is aimed at by devotees of various music subcultures, including the goth scene. Poseur is a pejorative term, often used in the punk, heavy metal, hip hop and goth subcultures to describe a person who copies the dress, speech, and/or… …   Wikipedia

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