Meaning: a person who wants to be the type of person they admire, or part of a group or class of people they admire
- Surfer wannabes dress and act like surfers even though they don't often go to the beach, and can't surf very well.
- Los Angeles is full of wannabe actors who dream of becoming movie stars even though they have little talent and little chance of getting work.
Origin: derived from pronouncing "want to be" as if it were one single word
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