wannabe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wannabe an ambitious and aspiring young person "a lofty aspirant","two executive hopefuls joined the firm","the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
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Usage

In literature:

The hottest hackers, unlike the teenage wannabes, weren't snobs about fancy or expensive hardware.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
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In news:

The feared "gang leader" of other wannabe tough guys in elementary school.
Confessions of a Wannabe Chef.
Food challenge wannabe tackles a taproom's biggest burger.
Wannabes face their second test.
In the latest installment of "How Facebook Is Making Us Crazy," the social media site is apparently turning us all into wannabe celebrities—with A-List expectations about how we should look.
A prep school for 'American Idol' wannabes coaches them for auditions.
Jonah, that guy in the clip is just a Klaus Nomi wannabe.
Lightsaber Prank Gets Wannabe Jedis Suspended, Banned From Graduation.
Must-do's for wannabe cowboys and cowgirls.
Once a month in Atlanta, World Championship Wrestling, one of the two dominant pro-wrestling federations in the country, holds open tryouts for wannabes between the ages of 18 and 29.
) Mary J Blige Melanie Fiona (who better belongs in the "Best New Artist" category) Alicia Keys Rihanna (the hybrid of pop & (wannabe) rock).
In recent years, sake, like Prosecco and Cava, has joined the ranks of Champagne wannabes and gone bubbly.
With a musical featuring songs by the British pop band in the works, here's a look at the songstresses' careers since their hit "Wannabe" topped the charts in the late '90s.
This is one handy page, with tons of practical tools for Web wizards (and wannabes).
As pole dancing grows in popularity, more and more wannabe entertainers are using the poles found in most subways to show off their skills.
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