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  • n  a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not

  • I told the poseur he was a whining cowardas were all the other Filipinos in that gathering.
  • Each has other legitimate fears: Ben of feeling limited, even as he adores Anna, and Andrew of being a poseur (which he is, but Leonard makes us care for him).
  • These t-shirts were acquired during the many activities typical of an unadventurous, white-person poseur existence.
Quotes

  • Steven Milloy in AFP
    These poseur shareholders view Exxon as a means to advance their anti-people, anti-business, and anti-Exxon social and political agenda,said Steven Milloy, portfolio manager of the Free Enterprise Action Fund.
  • Adam Curry in Wired News
    People think I'm this poseur guy from MTV, but I don't care,says Adam Curry, the former VJ whose long blond locks once mesmerized teenyboppers across the globe. "I've always had this total dual life as a geek and a celebrity."
  • Raymond Benson in Pioneer Press Online
    I see Flame as a cross between David Bowie and Eric Clapton,Benson says. "He's a great guitarist, and he's also a poseur."

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