poser

noun (1)
pos·​er | \ ˈpō-zər How to pronounce poser (audio) \

Definition of poser

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a puzzling or baffling question

poser

noun (2)

Definition of poser (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person who poses

First Known Use of poser

Noun (1)

1793, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poser

Noun (1)

pose entry 3

Noun (2)

pose entry 1

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“Poser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poser. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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