Meaning of “impostor” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"impostor" in British English

See all translations

impostornoun [ C ]

also imposter uk /ɪmˈpɒs.tər/ us /ɪmˈpɑː.stɚ/

a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others:

He felt like an impostor among all those intelligent people, as if he had no right to be there.

(Definition of “impostor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impostor" in American English

See all translations

impostornoun [ C ]

also imposter us /ɪmˈpɑs·tər/

a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others

(Definition of “impostor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)