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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One who behaves in an affected manner to impress others.
From French poseur (poser), from poser (to pose), from Latin pausa (pause). Earliest documented use: 1869.
"Is Alain de Botton the biggest pseud and poseur of all time, or a brilliant writer who asks intriguing questions?"
Lynn Barber; The Way Words Work; The Age (Melbourne, Australia); Apr 5, 2009.
See more usage examples of poseur in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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