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impostor

noun im·pos·tor \im-ˈpäs-tər\

Simple Definition of impostor

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

Full Definition of impostor

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

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>



Variants of impostor

or im·pos·ter play \im-ˈpäs-tər\

Origin of impostor

Late Latin impostor, from Latin imponere


First Known Use: 1564


IMPOSTOR Defined for Kids

impostor

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noun im·pos·tor \im-ˈpä-stər\

Definition of impostor

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



Variants of impostor

or im·pos·ter \im-ˈpä-stər\


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