Origin of poser1
Origin of poser2
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.
This was a poser for Spiller, who had never before received such an answer.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
This was a poser for Miss Oman, whose admiration and loyalty, I knew, were only equalled by my own.The Vanishing Man|R. Austin Freeman
This, which struck me as a very passable imitation of Dickens's pathetic writings, was a poser.
To himself the unreal editor had to own that this was a poser.Imaginary Interviews|W. D. Howells
He had to confess that that was a poser, for neither granny nor Joe could give him any assistance.Her Benny|Silas Kitto Hocking
"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).