- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɒstə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɑstɚ/
- Hyphenation: im‧pos‧tor
impostor (plural impostors)
- Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity.
- 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XX, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
- “I said he had a criminal face.” “He can't help his face.” “He can help being a crook and an impostor. Calls himself a butler, does he? The police could shake that story. He's no more a butler than I am.”
- (computer graphics) A sprite or animation integrated into a three-dimensional scene, but not based on an actual 3D model.
someone who uses assumed identity
- impostor (someone who uses a false identity)