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impersonator

[im-pur-suh-ney-ter] /ɪmˈpɜr səˌneɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who pretends to be another.
2.
an actor who impersonates specific persons or types of persons as a form of entertainment.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; impersonate + -or2
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  • Lizard and impersonator eventually escape on the same boat.
  • Impersonating an examinee or having an impersonator take an examination.
  • Provide this same information, if known, about your impersonator.
  • The impersonator was calling to set up an inspection appointment and ask personal information.
Word Origin and History for impersonator
n.

"one who assumes the person or character of another," 1853, from impersonate with Latinate agent noun suffix.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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