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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.
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At the end of each episode, MTV would let the victim trace the whereabouts of the poser. Most of the time, the meeting would end up as big disappointments because the victim would finally see the lie that had been kept from him.
It is with sadness that we announce the recent death of Ernest Poser, PhD, from pancreatic cancer.
Personally, I would be quite happy to have a few more overpaid posers up at the City if they were winning more games.
Player or poser?: Barbara has beaten Anna Kournikova in magazine polls to be voted Most Beautiful Tennis Player.
Misread and mispronounced posers in abundance and even one wrong answer, not his fault, extremely bad music.
Round 7: One poser with 10 answers and 10 further general knowledge teasers.
I am writing because at my school there is an assload of posers. I mean people who dress like they skate but don't.
BRITAIN'S pubs are full of breezers, brooksiders and posers, a study revealed yesterday.
Round 4: 10 posers. Each had a two-word answer which began with the same letter.
The fact that skating was founded and based upon the bold ideal of individualism and then to be exploited and sold to mass jocks, posers, and no-good-niks like a preadolescent Mcauley Caulkin-to-Michael Jackson baffles us true skateboarders.
Round 4: Music, six clips, name the artist and four verbal posers.
SO BAGHEAD CONTINUES HIS JOURNEY TO SPREAD THE GOOD WORD OF PURE SKATING, AND TO STOP ALL THE MALL LOVING POSERS.
Pub: Waggon Inn, Eighton Banks, Gateshead Question Master: Philip Day and Time of Quiz: Sunday 9pm Price: pounds 2 per team Prize Money: Money collected and a pounds 15 food voucher paid out Food: None Participating age groups: Wide range Star Rating: 8/10 Number of Teams: Twelve Marking System: Marked by the host Most unusual name: Team numbers only Quiz Format Round 1 10 pictures with a separate prize for this Round 2 Entertainment, 10 posers Round 3 Be a Sport.
WHY DO ALL OF THE POSERS BECOME LAME WANNA-BE PUNKS?
PUB: The Halfway House, Prudhoe, Northumberland QUESTION MASTER: Eddie DAY AND TIME OF QUIZ: Monday 9pm PRICE: 50p per person PRIZE MONEY: All money taken is paid out FOOD: None PARTICIPATING AGE GROUPS: Very wide range STAR RATING: 7/10 NUMBER OF TEAMS: Eight MARKING SYSTEM: Marked by Eddie MOST UNUSUAL NAME: Those Idiots in the Corner QUIZ FORMAT ROUND 1: Picture round: 10 very ordinary photos ROUND 2: Royalty: 10 good challenges ROUND 3: Indoor Games: 10 of a fair mix ROUND 4: Horses: 10 worthy posers BETWEEN ROUNDS: None JACKPOT: A snowball teaser worth pounds 70 and not won COMMENT: A small tavern, but everyone in attendance took part in the event, so it was a healthy turnout for a Monday evening.