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Definition of "pretender" [pre•tend•er]

  • One who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite or dissembler. (noun)
  • One who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pretender" in a sentence
  • "I wonder if pretender is going to do that dumb ass Bruce Springsteen crap today."
  • "Meanwhile, the pretender is huddling with Meathead."
  • "P6 doesn't seem impressive, but given fellow title pretender Hamilton's struggles, Felipe Massa is quite happy after he managed to scrape through in the difficult Q2 session and then qualify sixth."