Definition of 'wannabe'
Example sentences containing 'wannabe'
The Sun (2014)
They are also both wannabe rock stars.The Sun (2014)
Where they stand together is in wanting to control the growth of their young wannabes.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
What does this mean for pop wannabes?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Surrounded by scantily clad wannabe glamour models they knocked back champagne and beer till the small hours.The Sun (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Sun (2013)
It is thought the wannabe star had a heart attack after industrial silicone was injected into her veins.The Sun (2011)
And at this stage the wannabe entrepreneur must be prepared to put his or her money where their mouth is.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It means the blond wannabe singer will be popping up in any number of new projects for at least a year.The Sun (2011)
It means the pop wannabes are likely to find out whether they have made the live finals at the same time as viewers.The Sun (2015)
Does the wannabe glamour model honestly imagine her taxpayer-funded antics will lead to fame and fortune?The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2013) The Sun (2009) The Sun (2016) The Sun (2006)
CAN we stand another wannabe celeb in a reality show?The Sun (2006) The Sun (2013) The Sun (2012)
Another set of wannabes are due to enter this year, albeit in smaller numbers as many singers are too fearful to audition.The Sun (2010)
THE jealous boyfriend of a wannabe glamour model was last night facing 25 years in a Spanish jail for killing her while on holiday.The Sun (2013)
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