Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who fraudulently impersonates another person.
  • n. Entertainer whose act is based upon performing impressions of others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who impersonates; an actor; a mimic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who impersonates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another

Etymologies

From impersonate +‎ -or. (Wiktionary)

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  • Sarah Palin is actually impersonating Tina Fey. (IMO, badly.)

    October 22, 2008

  • Could be, yarb. I'll have to try to find some online video of this impersonator, sounds good.

    October 22, 2008

  • In the absence of evidence to support, I think this is bollocks. Tina Fey's Palin is brilliant, but the number of votes it changes will be minuscule.

    October 22, 2008

  • "Political scientist Jerald Podair tells the New York Post: 'Presidential impersonators do influence elections, and in this one, Tina Fey is well on her way to ruining Sarah Palin's political career. In a political culture that takes its cues from popular culture, a good impersonator may be worth a million votes.'"
    - 'Fey Blamed For 'Ruining' Palin's Reputation', wenn.com, 13 Oct 2008.

    October 22, 2008