That means poser: wannabe, show-off
The term “poser” is taken from English. Derived from “to pose”, which means “to give oneself as” or “to pose”, a would-be or show-off is colloquially derogatory. A “poser” plays a role and pretends to be able or to be more than he actually is.
Origin of Poser
The term “poser” can be traced back to the eighties. This is where the term came up in the speed and trash metal scene, which “hair metal” bands disparagingly referred to as posers. Her “stage-like” appearance and the extravagant style including teased hair and make-up was perceived as fake.
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“Posers” weren’t “real” fans either, just free riders who jumped on the bandwagon of the trendy subcultures. The term can still be found today in various music scenes, such as rap.
- Auto Poser: Tune cars up to show off and show everyone how much Swag They have. (Also, probably the last Simpswho still use that.)
- Beach Poser: Believe you are at Baywatch and proudly present yourself on the beach.
How does a poser pose?
A “poser” tries to show his affiliation to a subculture through hairstyle, clothing and excessive display of them. This fake behavior should make an impression. “Poser” can use Wannabes be compared.
This is how you use Poser
You can use the term “poser” even for the puffed-up wannabes you encounter. Remember that the term is derogatory and colloquial. Of course, you can also ironically or jokingly call yourself a “poser” among friends.
Examples of using “Poser”:
- Check out the Instagram profile, what a poser! I also always have breakfast in Paris and am in Singapore in the evening, yes, that’s for sure.
- Props go out to all the posers who want to tell me every day what “real” music is.
- There are just a few punks here, all posers. Just Abf * ck. Metallica, seriously? They’re already 100 years old.