Origin of poser1
- a question or problem that is puzzling or confusing.
Origin of poser2
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Examples from the Web for poser
Poser argued that the close relationship may have prevented Crocs from seeking out the best deal when selling its products.
To make matters worse, Poser noted what he regards as a conflict of interest that may be influencing sales decisions at Crocs.
I would much rather pay to hear what Bruce Jenner has to say than that poser starlet.Best of the Beast Comments
The Daily Beast
January 15, 2010
Buttner, thinking to punish him for his audacity, put a 'poser' to him, and awaited the result.Heroes of the Telegraph
This was something of a poser, but the Captain did his best.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
It certainly was a "poser" to be told, "But you don't even know my name."A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
This was a poser; an act of open impiety; a Kentucky argument.Mexico and its Religion
Robert A. Wilson
To himself the unreal editor had to own that this was a poser.Imaginary Interviews
W. D. Howells
- a person who poses
- informal a person who likes to be seen in trendsetting clothes in fashionable bars, discos, etc
- a baffling or insoluble question
Word Origin and History for poser
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper