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Poser definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PO'SER, n. One that puzzles by asking difficult questions; a close examiner.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not [syn: poseur, poser]
2: a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos" [syn: model, poser]
3: a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem [syn: poser, stumper, toughie, sticker]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: 3pose Date: 1793 a puzzling or baffling question II. noun Etymology: 1pose Date: 1888 a person who poses

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person who poses (see POSE(1) v. 3). 2 a puzzling question or problem.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Poser Pos"er, n. One who, or that which, puzzles; a difficult or inexplicable question or fact. --Bacon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(posers) 1. A poser is the same as a poseur. N-COUNT [disapproval] 2. A poser is a difficult problem or puzzle. (INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED) Here is a little poser for you. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Puzzler, close examiner. 2. Riddle, enigma, mystery, knotty point.

Moby Thesaurus

Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, Holy Willie, Joseph Surface, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Pharisee, Tartuffe, affecter, attitudinarian, attitudinizer, baffling problem, blagueur, bluff, bluffer, brain twister, canter, canting hypocrite, charlatan, crossword puzzle, crux, dilemma, dissembler, dissimulator, enigma, enigmatic question, fake, faker, floorer, formalist, fourflusher, fraud, humbug, hypocrite, impersonator, impostor, jigsaw puzzle, knot, knotty point, lip server, lip worshiper, malingerer, mind-boggler, mountebank, mystery, node, nodus, nonplus, nut to crack, oxymoron, paradox, perplexed question, perplexity, pharisee, phony, pietist, pious fraud, pons asinorum, poseur, posture maker, posturer, posturist, pretender, problem, puzzle, puzzlement, puzzler, quack, quacksalver, quackster, quandary, question, question mark, ranter, religionist, religious hypocrite, ringer, saltimbanco, sham, shammer, sixty-four dollar question, sniveler, snuffler, spiritual humbug, sticker, striker of poses, stumper, teaser, tough proposition, vexed question, whited sepulcher, why



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