- impossible figure,
- impost block,
- impostor syndrome,
Origin of impostor
Examples from the Web for impostor
Friends trying to contact me reported corresponding with an impostor named Krystal.
Celebrities, corporations, and politicians have impostor Twitter accounts pop up all the time.
Finally, my impostor account was gone, deleted by Twitter with no fanfare.
By the time I discovered I had an impostor, “monkey boy” had been actively tweeting for weeks.
It seems that as consumers we demand the real thing, not some impostor.Are Narcocorrido Mexican Drug Ballads Really That Bad?|Jimmy So|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Connery was about to order Mrs. Thropp out of the room as an impostor, but she would not be denied her retort.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
An instance of mischievous credulity, occasioned by consulting this impostor, once fell under the re-130-view of the Author.A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis|Patrick Colquhoun
He may be honest enough in his belief that I am an impostor.The Mad King|Edgar Rice Burroughs
Whether he lost himself and fell into the sea, or whether he was an impostor and feared detection, I haven't the remotest idea.A Crime of the Under-seas|Guy Boothby
A Dutch impostor whipped thro' the streets of London; possibly only a little eccentric.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Word Origin for impostor
1580s, from Middle French imposteur (16c.), from Late Latin impostor, agent noun from impostus, collateral form of impositus, past participle of imponere "place upon, impose upon, deceive," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + ponere "to put place" (see position).