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wanna-be

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wannabe

noun

Someone who aspires to be someone else, esp a star or hero: Rambo Wanna-be's/ A ''poser'' or a ''wanta be'' is someone who tries to be like someone else

[1980s+ California surfers & black street gangs; fr imprecise or dialectal pronunciation of ''want to be'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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