poseur

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. One who affects a particular attribute, attitude, or identity to impress or influence others.
0 Vote up! noun. One who affects some behaviour, style, attitude or other condition, often to impress or influence others.
0 Vote up! others. A person who poses or attitudizes, esp. mentally.
0 Vote up! noun. One who poses, or takes an attitude, physical or mental, which is assumed for effect; one who attitudinizes.
0 Vote up! noun. a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not

Usage

0 Vote up! A poseur is someone who dresses like you, but doesn't know the difference between the words 'poser' and 'poseur.'
0 Vote up! The difference between a true scholar and a poseur is that true scholars are open about what they don't know and seek help from colleagues who are strong in those areas.
0 Vote up! The word poseur has appeared in 10 Times articles over the past year, including in a December 11, 2009 theater review of "Love's Labors Lost" headlined
0 Vote up! I think that was all probably kind of childish and stupid but by this basic standard (a poseur is one who postures) isn’t the whole New Republic thing (with the exception of the unabashedly lib pieces) pretty much a national journal of poseurdom? joe from Lowell Says:
0 Vote up! January 21st, 2010 at 7: 04 pm tombaker says: i’m sure jeff skilling was thinking “they’d never let me take the fall” too. and he was an actual bigshot, not some vain poseur on a website.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! pose-ur: Imagine you are the "boss" in the office and your secretary whose table happens just in front of your cube always "poses" her pyge just so as to impress you (in a totaly diff way)

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Picture 3 years 9 months ago.
0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic " pose-ur: Imagine you are the "boss" in the office and your secretary whose table happens just in front of your cube always "poses" her pyge just so as to impress you (in a totaly diff way) " 3 years 10 months ago.