[ im-pur-suh-ney-ter ]
/ ɪmˈpɜr səˌneɪ tər /


a person who pretends to be another.
an actor who impersonates specific persons or types of persons as a form of entertainment.

Origin of impersonator

First recorded in 1850–55; impersonate + -or2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for impersonator



"one who assumes the person or character of another," 1853, from impersonate with Latinate agent noun suffix.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper