Meaning of “masquerade as sb/sth” - Learner’s Dictionary

masquerade as sb/sth

phrasal verb with masquerade uk us /ˌmæskərˈeɪd/ verb

to pretend to be someone or something:

She's just a teacher masquerading as an academic.

(Definition of “masquerade as sb/sth” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)