wannabe
also wannabee noun Etymology: from the phrase want to be Date: 1981 1. a person who wants or aspires to be someone or something else or who tries to look or act like someone else 2. something (as a company, city, or product) intended to rival another of its kind that has been successful; especially one for which hopes have failed or are likely to fail

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  • Wannabe — (Mz.: wannabes; auch wanna be, wanna be, wannabee, wanna bee, wannabie geschrieben[1]) ist ein öfter abfällig verwendeter Anglizismus für einen Möchtegern. Dies ist eine Person, die versucht wie jemand anderer zu sein oder sich in eine bestimmte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wannabe — est le premier single du groupe pop britannique les Spice Girls. Cette chanson est considérée comme leur titre le plus connu. Elle a été écrite par les Spice Girls, Richard Stannard et Matt Rowe et figure sur leur premier album Spice en 1996. Le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • wannabe — ☆ wannabe [wä′nə bē΄, wô′nə bē΄ ] n. Slang a person who wants to be or be like someone else or to attain some status or condition [a rock star wannabe]: also wanna be …   English World dictionary

  • wannabe — (n.) 1981, originally Amer.Eng. surfer slang, from casual pronunciation of want to be; popularized c.1984 in reference to female fans of pop singer Madonna …   Etymology dictionary

  • wannabe — ► NOUN informal, derogatory ▪ a person who tries to be like someone else or to fit in with a particular group of people …   English terms dictionary

  • Wannabe — A Wannabe (pronounced Won ah bee ) is a person who imitates or emulates another. The term derives from the words Want to Be . Wannabe may also refer to: *Madonna wannabe, a 1980s fad among fans of the singer *Wannabe (song), a 1996 song by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Wannabe — Para el single de Spice Girls, véase Wannabe (canción). El término wannabe hace referencia a una persona que quiere imitar a otra, sus actitudes o incluso desea ser otra. El término, una contracción de want to be (en inglés, «querer ser»), entró… …   Wikipedia Español

  • wannabe — UK [ˈwɒnəbɪ] / US [ˈwɑnəbɪ] noun [countable] Word forms wannabe : singular wannabe plural wannabes informal someone who wants to be famous or successful a young pop wannabe wannabe novelists/models/pop stars …   English dictionary

  • wannabe — wan|na|be1 [ wanəbi ] adjective INFORMAL eager to be famous or successful, or to be like someone famous: wannabe novelists/models/pop stars wannabe wan|na|be 2 [ wanəbi ] noun count INFORMAL someone who wants to be famous or successful: a young… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wannabe — n an aspirant or imitator. A fashionable Americanism of 1986 and 1987 which was quickly adopted in the UK. The wannabe, typically a teenager or young adult, exhibits an envious or ambitious desire, characterised by phrases such as I wannabe like… …   Contemporary slang

  • wannabe — [[t]wɒ̱nəbiː[/t]] wannabes also wannabee N COUNT: usu n N, N n (disapproval) If you call someone a wannabe, you are saying in an unkind way that they are trying very hard to be like another person or group of people. [INFORMAL] ...a feeble James… …   English dictionary

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