wannabee


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wan·na·be

also wan·na·bee  (wŏn′ə-bē′, wôn′-)Informal
n.
1. One who aspires to a role or position.
2. One who imitates the behavior, customs, or dress of an admired person or group.
3. A product designed to imitate the qualities or characteristics of something.
adj.
Wishing or aspiring to be; would-be.

[Alteration of want to be.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wannabee - an ambitious and aspiring young personwannabee - an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
applicant, applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
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