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wannabenoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɑn·ə·bi, ˈwʌn·ə-, ˈwɔ·nə-/ infml

a person who wants to be like someone else, esp. someone famous, or who wants to be thought of as famous:

She’s a pop singer wannabe.

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