Poseur



[poh-zur; French paw-zœr] /poʊˈzɜr; French pɔˈzœr/

noun, plural poseurs
[poh-zurz; French paw-zœr] /poʊˈzɜrz; French pɔˈzœr/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person who attempts to impress others by assuming or affecting a manner, degree of elegance, sentiment, etc., other than his or her true one.
/pəʊˈzɜː/
noun
1.
a person who strikes an attitude or assumes a pose in order to impress others
n.

“one who practices affected attitudes,” 1866, from French poseur, from verb poser “affect an attitude or pose,” from Old French poser “to put, place, set” (see pose (v.1)). The word is English poser in French garb, and thus could itself be considered an affectation.

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