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Definition of "wannabe" []

  • One who aspires to a role or position. (noun)
  • One who imitates the behavior, customs, or dress of an admired person or group. (noun)
  • A product designed to imitate the qualities or characteristics of something. (noun)
  • Wishing or aspiring to be; would-be. (adjective)

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 "wannabe" in a sentence
  • "The reason for using the term wannabe "alot" is because these mom & pop places "want to be" pixar and dreamworks."
  • "Even the hardest Barack followers are starting to see that this wannabe is all STYLE and no SUBSTANCE!!!!!"
  • "First Deputy Superintendent Al Wysinger, the department's No. 2 official, who attended the meeting, blamed the recent violence on a dispute between what he described as wannabe gangs - Young Money and 46 Terror Town."