impostor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French imposteur

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Noun[edit]

impostor (plural impostors)

  1. Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XX:
      “I said he had a criminal face.” “He can't help his face.” “He can help being a crook and an impostor. Calls himself a butler, does he? The police could shake that story. He's no more a butler than I am.”

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

impostor m (plural impostores, feminine impostora, feminine plural impostoras)

  1. impostor (someone who uses a false identity)

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

impostor m (plural impostores, feminine impostora)

  1. impostor