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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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