[ UK /wˈɒnɐbˌiː/ ]
[ US /ˈwɑnəˌbi/ ]
NOUN
  1. an ambitious and aspiring young person
    two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    the audience was full of Madonna wannabes
    a lofty aspirant
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How To Use wannabe In A Sentence

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  • These two requirements alone mean that many hopeful wannabes will not even get to first base.
  • Tell those candy-ass wannabe pitchers to stick it.
  • Dozens of wannabe singers compete for the chance to attain pop stardom. Times, Sunday Times
  • But now the wannabe mechanic has masterminded an innovative scheme to help put both himself and other youngsters on the road to success.
  • Scores of wannabees thronged to the auditions for the York Theatre Royal pantomime, Babes In The Wood.
  • It is thought the wannabe star had a heart attack after industrial silicone was injected into her veins. The Sun
  • Please tell me that you're directly involved in the process, not a power plant "wannabee" like myself. Looking Back and Looking Forward - NASA Watch
  • Wong Ping Yee tries to help two sisters who own the Four Seas restaurant (Cherrie Ying and Ai Kago) while training a young and romantically foolish wannabe chef named Ken'ichi Lung Kin Yat (Vanness Wu) to win the competition which will make him the Top Chef of China. George Heymont: A Chaotic Cornucopia of Culinary Cinema (VIDEOS)
  • The star system encourages wannabes who push things too far. Times, Sunday Times
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