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would–be

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adjective \ˈwu̇d-ˈbē\

Simple Definition of would–be

  • —used to describe someone who hopes to be a particular person or type of person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of would–be

  1. :  desiring, intending, professing, or having the potential to be <a would–be actor>

1647

First Known Use of would–be

1647


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