poser

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mod poser

1. Someone who tries to appear modern (hence "mod") and trendy by dressing in fashionable clothes. He spends so much time and money on his appearance to project this hip façade, but he's just a mod poser.
2. Someone who pretends to be a moderator, or acts as if they have the authority of one, in an online forum or community. I was playing against this guy online last night who was a total mod poser—he kept threatening to ban my account just because he kept losing to me.
See also: mod, poser

poser

A pejorative term for someone who acts in an ultimately disingenuous manner in an attempt to identify as a member of a group or project a certain image. Please, did you see that guy's work? He's no artist, just another schmoozing poser. These new fans are all posers. They only know the band because they were on the soundtrack of that movie.

mod poser

(ˈmɑd ˈpozɚ)
n. someone who looks mod in dress only. (Collegiate.) Tiffany is such a mod poser. At home it’s jeans and a T-shirt.
See also: mod, poser

poser

n. someone who pretends to belong to a group only by affecting the attributes of the group. (see also mod poser.) What’s he doing here? He’s just a poser, looking for dates.
References in classic literature ?
But let his questions not be troublesome; for that is fit for a poser. And let him be sure to leave other men, their turns to speak.
Looked at close, it alters very considerably for the worse, and becomes, to speak the plain truth -- a Poser.
This was a poser for Robin, since he liked not the idea of staying over night at the Sheriff's house.
This being something in the nature of a poser for Podsnap, he merely waves it away with a speechless wave.
This was a poser, and they gave up the puzzle, though Jamie confided to Rose that he did not think he could live till Monday without knowing what this remarkable thing was.
In spite of his real ability, Bulwer was a poser and sentimentalist, characteristics for which he was vigorously ridiculed by Thackeray.
I was ready to cry and there the creature sat in front of me with an imbecile smile as much as to say 'here is a poser for you.
However, one Sue Ramirez-dedicated Twitter account may have crossed the line, blurring the distinction between a fan account and that of a poser.
Critique: A riveting read from beginning to end, "Strike a Poser" will have immense appeal for readers who enjoy a well crafted and entertaining novel of surprising plot twists and unexpected turn of events.
And I remember pouring over it and being like, "What's a poser?" Because all these people would write, "These guys are posers!" So he told me what a poser was.
...be a phony No one likes a poser, so be your true self It's great if your crush turns you on to sushi or a new band.
On account of the evidence presented in my two letters prior to this one many have labeled me a poser. I consider myself more of a wuss and a charlatan than a poser.