would-be

adjective \ ˈwu̇d-ˈbē \

Definition of would-be

disparaging
:desiring, intending, professing, or having the potential to be
  • a would-be actor

WOULD-BE Defined for English Language Learners

would-be

adjective

Definition of would-be for English Language Learners

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



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