noun im·pos·tor \im-ˈpäs-tər\

: a person who deceives others by pretending to be someone else

Full Definition of IMPOSTOR

:  one that assumes false identity or title for the purpose of deception

Variants of IMPOSTOR

im·pos·tor or im·pos·ter \im-ˈpäs-tər\

Examples of IMPOSTOR

  1. He claimed he was an experienced pilot, but he turned out to be an impostor.
  2. <the man who claimed to be a prince turned out to be an impostor>

Origin of IMPOSTOR

Late Latin impostor, from Latin imponere
First Known Use: 1564


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