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I'm still getting used to being called a composer. A poseur, maybe.
Dhani Harrison

Meaning of "poseur" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POSEUR

From French, from poser to pose1.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POSEUR

poseur  [pəʊˈzɜː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POSEUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Poseur is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POSEUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

poseur

Poseur

Poseur is a pejorative term, often used in the punk, heavy metal, hip hop, and goth subcultures, or the skateboarding, surfing and Jazz communities, to describe a person who copies the dress, speech, and/or mannerisms of a group or subculture, generally for attaining acceptability within the group or for popularity among various other groups, yet who is deemed not to share or understand the values or philosophy of the subculture. While this perceived inauthenticity is viewed with scorn and contempt by members of the subculture, the definition of the term and to whom it should be applied is subjective. While the term is most associated with the 1970s- and 1980s-era punk and hardcore subculture, English use of the term originates in the late 19th century.

Definition of poseur in the English dictionary

The definition of poseur in the dictionary is a person who strikes an attitude or assumes a pose in order to impress others.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POSEUR

pos.
posable
posada
posaune
pose
poseable
Poseidon
Posen
poser
poserish
poseuse
posey
posh
poshly
poshness
posho
posidrive
posies
posigrade
posing pouch

WORDS THAT END LIKE POSEUR

affaires d´honneur
amateur
auteur
Bonheur
chasseur
chauffeur
Coeur
confiseur
connoisseur
danseur
diseur
entrepreneur
friseur
grandeur
hauteur
longueur
masseur
monsieur
premier danseur
voyeur

Synonyms and antonyms of poseur in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «poseur» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POSEUR

Find out the translation of poseur to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of poseur from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «poseur» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

poseur
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poseur
570 millions of speakers

English

poseur
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

poseur
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

متكلف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

позер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

poseur
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যে ব্যক্তি ভঙ্গি করে বা ভঙ্গি করিতে দক্ষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poseur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Poseur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

poseur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

気取り屋
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

점잔 빼는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Poseur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vấn đề làm bối rối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாவனை செய்பவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोझूर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

numaracı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

persona affettata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pozer
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

позер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

impostor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

poseur
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

poseur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

poseur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

poseur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of poseur

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POSEUR»

The term «poseur» is regularly used and occupies the 73.429 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POSEUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «poseur» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «poseur» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about poseur

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3 QUOTES WITH «POSEUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word poseur.
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Dhani Harrison
I'm still getting used to being called a composer. A poseur, maybe.
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Michelle Malkin
While Obama, the olive-branch poseur, has called for a restoration of 'civility' in Washington and liberal elites whine and whinny about the need for 'no labels,' class-warfare demagoguery has metastasized unchecked.
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John Mayer
Maybe someday you can accuse somebody of being a poseur by selling out and playing blues music, but that's just not going to happen in my lifetime.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POSEUR»

Discover the use of poseur in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to poseur and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Poseur
Four prep school girls clash when they try to form their own fashion label for a school assignment, but they ultimately discover that their differences make for surprisingly creative results.
Rachel Maude, 2008
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Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s
A rock writer and music blogger trances his personal history through the Lower East Side's social scene of the 1990s, where heroin and cocaine use was rampant and Courtney Love, Morrissey, Alan Ginsberg, Damien Hirst and Joe Strummer held ...
Marc Spitz, 2013
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Poseur #2: The Good, the Fab and the Ugly
The Good, the Fab, and the Ugly is the second juicy novel in the stylish and hilarious new series from the publisher of the national bestselling Gossip Girl, The Clique, The It Girl, and The A-List.
Rachel Maude, 2008
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Poseur #4: All That Glitters Is Not Gucci
Feuds. Dudes.
Rachel Maude, 2010
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Poseur #3: Petty in Pink: A Trend Set Novel
Yeah, right. Get ready to rumble, baybees! A party's not a party until something--or someone--breaks. The juicy new series from the publisher of the national bestselling series Gossip Girl, The Clique, The It Girl, and The A-List.
Rachel Maude, 2009
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Poseur #4: All That Glitters Is Not Gucci
Feuds. Dudes.
Rachel Maude, 2010
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Sign Wars: The Cluttered Landscape of Advertising
Authenticity. in. the. Age. of. the. Poseur. WHILE postmodern critics pronounce the demise of authenticity, advertisers continue to turn the sign of authenticity into one of the most pervasive styles and motifs of our contemporary sign culture.
Robert Goldman, 1996
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Poseur Boxed Set
Follows four girls' journey as they start a fashion line in high school, from the fight to get a piece noticed in Hollywood to a competition among themselves to create a handbag design for Halloween.
Rachel Maude, 2009
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Poseur #2: The Good, the Fab and the Ugly
Wealthy prep school students Janie, Petra, Melissa, and Charlotte, who together make up the newly-named teen fashion label Poseur, compete over whose Halloween bag design is the best of the lot.
‎2008
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Heavy Metal Subculture: Moshing, Metal Umlaut, Air Guitar, ...
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POSEUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term poseur is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Entertaining Saga of the Worst Crook in Colonial America
But there has been only one Stephen Burroughs, a poseur whose life would make a fabulous movie if today's audiences were as interested in ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
2
And The Valley Shook Goes On A Cleanse
Here comes Poseur to share how disgusted he is with me. But it's true. I've never met an Auburn fan that wasn't cool. I know they exist, but I ... «And the Valley Shook, Jul 15»
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Writer's Block: Homage to Boston's Bohemian history
He has attempted to capture those odd years in a new book, a lyrical memoir, “Portrait of an Artist as a Young Poseur: 1974 to 1983,” published ... «Taunton Daily Gazette, Jul 15»
4
Builders need rules
It's as pathetic as liberal poseur Bruce Springsteen writing the cynical, anti-United States song Born in the USA, only to have it swiped by the ... «The Age, Jul 15»
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Poseur Ranks the World: Movie Soundtracks
So Adam would stop spamming my inbox, I finally broke down to his many, many requests and decided to rank the greatest movie soundtracks ... «And the Valley Shook, Jul 15»
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7 Robots Every Geeky 80s Kid Wanted
Limited by the technology of the early 1980s, firms released expensive poseur machines that either worked by remote control or followed a rigid ... «PC Magazine, Jul 15»
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The 10 Best Punk Rock Documentaries of All Time
Clips of peer punks like Generation X, The Dead Boys, Sham 69, and even the poseur band Tyler and the Idiots give the film a broader scope, ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
8
Letters to Sunday Datebook
It is curious that in 1953 a book by M.M. Marberry titled “Splendid Poseur: Joaquin Miller — American Poet” was published. Would Joaquin ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
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Man, 78, arrested in P1-M drug bust
BACOLOD. Retired driver Jesus Verdeflor, 78, was found possessing a large volume of shabu after selling illegal substance to a poseur-buyer ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
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Sorry 'Harry Potter' Fans, But 'Kill Your Darlings' Is Daniel Radcliffe's …
What a poseur, I thought. “Screw you, Harry Potter, and you, Daniel Radcliffe,” I remember sneering. As if anyone cared. Especially Daniel ... «Decider, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Poseur [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/poseur>. Jul 2020 ».
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