pretender


pre·tend·er

noun \pri-ˈten-dər\

: 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

:  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>

First Known Use of PRETENDER

1609

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