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poseur (s) (noun), poseurs (pl)
1. A person who is a pretender or who likes to assume some kind of behavior or style in order to impress or to influence others: George likes to be be a poseur who puts on a deceptive act that makes people think he is a famous writer.

Poseurs assume attitudes, opinions, manners, mannerisms, dress, and elegance that are neither genuine nor honest.

There are poseurs who pretend to be connoisseurs of art, or as gourmets or experts about fine food and wine, or as specialists in fashion and design.

2. Etymology: from French poser, "affect an attitude or a pose."
Someone who assumes attitudes or manners to impress other people.
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A pretender or who tries to assume some kind of behavior or style of conduct to impress or to influence other people. (1)