impersonator (n.) "one who assumes the person or character of another," 1853, from IMPERSONATE (Cf. impersonate) with Latinate agent noun suffix.

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  • Impersonator — Im*per son*a tor, n. One who impersonates; an actor; a mimic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impersonator — *actor, player, mummer, mime, mimic, performer, thespian, trouper …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Impersonator — An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for someone to be an impersonator, some common ones being as follows:* Legally: An entertainer impersonates a celebrity, generally for… …   Wikipedia

  • impersonator — UK [ɪmˈpɜː(r)s(ə)nˌeɪtə(r)] / US [ɪmˈpɜrs(ə)nˌeɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms impersonator : singular impersonator plural impersonators someone who impersonates someone else in order to make people laugh, especially as a job …   English dictionary

  • impersonator — /im perr seuh nay teuhr/, n. 1. a person who pretends to be another. 2. an actor who impersonates specific persons or types of persons as a form of entertainment. 3. See female impersonator. [1850 55; IMPERSONATE + OR2] * * * …   Universalium

  • impersonator — Synonyms and related words: ape, artist, artiste, belly dancer, blagueur, bluff, bluffer, burlesque queen, charlatan, chorine, chorus boy, chorus girl, conformist, conjurer, copier, copycat, copyist, coryphee, counterfeiter, cuckoo, dancer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • impersonator — im|per|son|a|tor [ımˈpə:səneıtə US ˈpə:rsəneıtər] n someone who copies the way that other people look, speak, and behave, as part of a performance ▪ a female impersonator …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • impersonator — [[t]ɪmpɜ͟ː(r)səneɪtə(r)[/t]] impersonators N COUNT An impersonator is a stage performer who impersonates famous people. Syn: impressionist …   English dictionary

  • impersonator — impersonate ► VERB ▪ pretend to be (another person) for entertainment or fraud. DERIVATIVES impersonation noun impersonator noun. ORIGIN from IN (Cf. ↑in ) + Latin persona person …   English terms dictionary

  • impersonator — noun see impersonate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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