noun, plural po·seurs [poh-zurz; French paw-zœr] /poʊˈzɜrz; French pɔˈzœr/.
Examples from the Web for poseur
Mr. Bellton was at heart the poseur, but he was also the fighter.The Key to Yesterday|Charles Neville Buck
He is a poseur with borrowed manners, flamboyant, a quack medicine man of the market place.The Moving Finger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
He was not a poseur; he was merely sensitively conscious of himself and of life as an art.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
It is an awful thing when a poseur ceases to pose, when an egoist becomes a human being.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
“The poseur, never out of his rle,” murmured his audience there.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
British Dictionary definitions for poseur
Word Origin for poseur
Word Origin and History for poseur
"one who practices affected attitudes," 1866, from French poseur, from verb poser "affect an attitude or pose," from Old French poser "to put, place, set" (see pose (v.1)). The word is English poser in French garb, and thus could itself be considered an affectation.