If the President seems to be doing his best Clinton impersonation, he must be evil.
Yet impersonation is the only type of election crime that strict new voter-identification laws can actually prevent.
An audience can only handle an impersonation for maybe a minute or two.
1800, "personification;" 1825 as "an acting of a part or character;" noun of action from impersonate (v.).
1620s, "to invest with a personality," from assimilated form of Latin in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + persona "person." Sense of "to assume the person or character of" is first recorded 1715. Earlier in same sense was personate (1610s). Related: Impersonated; impersonating.