from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who aspires to a role or position.
- n. One who imitates the behavior, customs, or dress of an admired person or group.
- n. A product designed to imitate the qualities or characteristics of something.
- adj. Wishing or aspiring to be; would-be.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who wishes to be or do something, but lacks the qualifications or talent; an overeager amateur; an aspirant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ambitious and aspiring young person
The reason for using the term wannabe "alot" is because these mom & pop places "want to be" pixar and dreamworks.
Even the hardest Barack followers are starting to see that this wannabe is all STYLE and no SUBSTANCE!!!!!
First Deputy Superintendent Al Wysinger, the department's No. 2 official, who attended the meeting, blamed the recent violence on a dispute between what he described as wannabe gangs - Young Money and 46 Terror Town.
That friends...is what you call a wannabe pundit leaving themselves open to claim having gotten it right.
This Lost-wannabe is starting to lose its way (and its viewers) as itmeanders through tepid subplots
Another pudgy idiot tough-guy wannabe from the Right Wing Keyboard Brigade.
And if you ever saw me cast a fly rod you'd know what a wannabe is ...
Like how they don't want to make an origin story, my first thought was THANK GOD now there's at least no way they can screw it up to nearly the extent of the newest halloween which was truly pathetically done, Rob should be ashamed, even if Mike was a Jason wannabe from the beginning.
The category was who is the next Coulter or Malkin wannabe?
Jaime Weinman has some dandy clips from Deadlier than the Male, a James Bond wannabe from the late '60s.