a person who assumes attitudes or manners merely for their effect upon others
Origin of poseurFrench
One who affects a particular attribute, attitude, or identity to impress or influence others.
Origin of poseurFrench, from poser, to pose, from Old French; see pose1.
- One who affects some behaviour, style, attitude or other condition, often to impress or influence others.
- He pretends draping things in miles of cloth is art, and that he's an artist, but it's always the same gimmick with different details, and he's just a poseur.
- She only dresses like that because she thinks she is getting the boys' attention; she doesn't even like the clothes. She's such a poseur.