Impostor



[im-pos-ter] /ɪmˈpɒs tər/

noun
1.
a person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name.
/ɪmˈpɒstə/
noun
1.
a person who deceives others, esp by assuming a false identity; charlatan
n.

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).

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