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wannabe

noun [C], adjective uk   /ˈwɒn.ə.bi/ us    /ˈwɑː.nə-/ informal disapproving
a person who is trying to become famous, usually unsuccessfully: The bar is frequented by wannabe actresses and film directors.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
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