poser

1
[ poh-zer ]
/ ˈpoʊ zər /

noun

a person who poses.
a poseur, especially a person who is trendy or fashionable in a superficial way.

Nearby words

  1. posada,
  2. posadas,
  3. pose,
  4. poseidon,
  5. posen,
  6. poseur,
  7. posey,
  8. posh,
  9. posho,
  10. posigrade rocket

Origin of poser

1
First recorded in 1885–90; pose1 + -er1

poser

2
[ poh-zer ]
/ ˈpoʊ zər /

noun

a question or problem that is puzzling or confusing.

Origin of poser

2
First recorded in 1580–90; pose2 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for poser

poser

1
/ (ˈpəʊzə) /

noun

a person who poses
informal a person who likes to be seen in trendsetting clothes in fashionable bars, discos, etc

noun

a baffling or insoluble question
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Word Origin and History for poser

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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