An imposter is someone who poses as someone else. They might pretend to be someone famous or important, or they might pretend to be someone from a different country.

  • He was arrested for being an imposter, and he was wearing someone else's clothes.

  • The school's security guard is trying to catch the imposter who has been impersonating the principal.

Definition of imposter


a person who makes deceitful pretenses


fake, faker, fraud, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer

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Example Sentences for imposter

  • 1

    You are the nuisance and the impostor.

  • 2

    The rhetoric of the impostor is identical with his.

  • 3

    Selby is elected, and the impostor assumes the office.

  • 4

    That's probably where the impostor got the idea.

  • 5

    The impostor revealed himself to the Illuminati and was killed.

  • 6

    Hi, thanks for the notice about the possible impostor.

  • 7

    Your argument above is with the existence of the impostor category.

  • 8

    Apparently Julian Crane believed that the impostor was the real Martin.

  • 9

    He manages to kill the impostor guards and discovers the theft.

  • 10

    The Prince awakens on an island after the impostor destroys the ship.