Origin of wannabe
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California's gubernatorial recall election has become a casting call for wannabes seeking a giant earned-media opportunity.California recall election becomes circus of media spotlight seekers|Lachlan Markay|July 23, 2021|Axios
Meanwhile, Khazein allegedly researched routes the wannabe kidnappers could take from her Brooklyn home to the water to Venezuela and from there to Tehran.Iran Hatched a Plan to Kidnap a Journalist in Brooklyn Over Regime Criticism: DOJ|Blake Montgomery|July 13, 2021|The Daily Beast
Unrated during the pandemicKnots of wannabe diners clog the entrance of what sounds like a nightclub but looks like the feedery it is, what with a big circular bar and servers crisscrossing the expanse with trays of food and not a little drama.Count on crisp and juicy fried chicken at the bustling new Yardbird in D.C.|Tom Sietsema|June 25, 2021|Washington Post
With that, Franklin became not only a “flee,” but a wannabe cop killer, transformed by a radio call that described him as trying to hit an officer.
He began shooting back-roads Alabama — notably signs and buildings — with a Brownie in 1958, the same year Andy Warhol first trained his Polaroid on New York celebs and wannabe “superstars.”In the galleries: Perspectives on blending culture and identity|Mark Jenkins|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
What this essentially means is that superman-wannabe white people do not see my people as their equal.Dear White People: Well-Meaning Paternalism Is Still Racist|Chloé Valdary|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doane tweeted, “the film does make fun of Wannabe Berean unimaginative Christians who need to lighten up.”Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)|Brandy Zadrozny|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mike Huckabee, the Fox News host and wannabe presidential contender, was governor of my home state, Arkansas, until 2007.Arkansas’s Blue Collar Social Conservatives Don’t Know What’s Coming|Monica Potts|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was just another wannabe messiah who ended up on the wrong side of the authorities.So-Called ‘Biblical Scholar’ Says Jesus A Made-Up Myth|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the media show the hyper actions of these wannabe soldiers, public perception changes.
British Dictionary definitions for wannabe
- a person who desires to be, or be like, someone or something elsea group of Marilyn Monroe wannabes
- (as modifier)a wannabe film star