What does Wannabe mean?

Desire to be

When we say someone is a ‘Wannabe’, we mean that this person is trying to be someone or something they’re not. It’s like they’re pretending or hoping to be something different than what they really are.

For example, we might call Tom a ‘Wannabe’ singer if he always talks about becoming a famous singer, but he doesn’t actually have any singing talent or hasn’t put in the work to improve his singing skills.

Or, we might refer to Sarah as a ‘Wannabe’ artist if she claims to be an artist, but she doesn’t create any original artwork. She might just copy other people’s styles or ideas without developing her own.

So, basically, a ‘Wannabe’ is someone who wishes or pretends to be something they’re not. They might talk a big game, but when it comes down to it, they don’t have the skills, talent, or dedication to back it up.

Example for using ‘Wannabe’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that new singer on TV? 🎀

Yeah, the one with the crazy outfit? πŸ€ͺ

Haha, yeah! They’re such a wannabe! πŸ˜‚

Totally! Trying too hard to be unique. πŸ™„