Kilowog, the drill sergeant for the Green Lanterns, often refers to others (friends and enemies alike) as “poozers.” Is this a reference to anything either in-universe or out-of-universe, or is this simply the alien version of the cliche drill sergeant calling people “maggots?”

Or is Kilowog actually a heavily-accented space hipster that calls out posers throughout the universe?

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"It was from Ermey that Kilowog learned the phrase "Poozer" for a "useless rookie", a phrase Kilowog would become famous for when he himself would train future Lanterns. "

From: Comic Vine Wiki

So Poozer means useless rookie. It's just their terminology for it, not referencing anything specifically out of universe.

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