pretender: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pri-ten'dur), [key]
- a person who pretends, esp. for a dishonest purpose.
- an aspirant or claimant (often fol. by to): a pretender to the throne.
- a person who makes unjustified or false claims, statements, etc., as about personal status, abilities, intentions, or the like: a pretender to literary genius.
- pretender (Thesaurus)