Imposter definition

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Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity or other devious disguise.
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The definition of an imposter is a fake or a copy, or someone who pretends to be someone/ something he isn't.

An example of an imposter is a person who pretends to be a real estate salesman to try to steal people's money.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
imposter
Plural:
imposters

Origin of imposter

  • From Middle French imposteur

    From Wiktionary