Impostor meaning

ĭm-pŏs'tər
One who engages in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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A person who pretends to be someone or something that he or she is not, as to deceive or cheat others.
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Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity.
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Origin of impostor

French imposteur from Latin impostor one who assigns a name from impostus variant of impositus past participle of impōnere to place upon impose