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pretender

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noun pre·tend·er \pri-ˈten-dər\

Simple Definition of pretender

  • : someone who claims to have the right to a particular title or position (such as king or queen) when others do not agree

Full Definition of pretender

  1. :  one that pretends: as a :  one who lays claim to something; specifically :  a claimant to a throne who is held to have no just title b :  one who makes a false or hypocritical show

Examples of pretender

  1. <it turns out that the guy who claimed to work for a modeling agency was just a pretender>



1609

First Known Use of pretender

1609



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