Examples of wannabe in a Sentence
an entrepreneur who seems to have made his fortune mainly by giving how-to-get-rich lectures to entrepreneurial wannabes
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But only time will tell if Heinz reaches its threshold of 500,000 votes in favor of putting the combo on shelves in the U.S. It's called Fry Sauce you non Utahn wannabes.
But all that love Red Lobster puts in the freshly made cheesy, garlic-buttery brilliance of the biscuits has been neglected in the waffle wannabes.
This eighth installment is the longest in the series but slows down only briefly, while Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) puts off wannabe pupil Rey (Daisy Ridley, who wields a mean lightsaber).
The rave reviews and expectations born in the summer of 2017 unraveled into a big ol’ mess in the fall when the Bucs quickly became star-chasing wannabes.
Harold and his bosses, basic bro Richard (Joel Edgerton) and wolf of Wall Street wannabe Elaine (Charlize Theron) work at a nebulous pharmaceutical company that's secretly in a precarious financial position.
Harold and his bosses, basic bro Richard (Joel Edgerton) and wolf of Wall Street wannabe Elaine (Charlize Theron), work at a nebulous pharmaceutical company that’s secretly in a precarious financial position.
Ford hasn’t sold a starter truck in the U.S. since 2011, deciding instead to pitch its Transit van to urban cowboys and HGTV wannabes.
So Clarkson — three-time Grammy Award winner, with worldwide record sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles — is offering a helping hand to a new generation of wannabe pop music stars.
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Origin and Etymology of wannabe
First Known Use: 1981See Words from the same year
WANNABE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wannabe for English Language Learners
: a person who tries to look or act like someone else (such as a famous person) : a person who wants to be a particular person or type of person
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