impersonation impersonation  /ˌɪm pər sə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  2. (n) pretending to be another person
  3. (n) imitating the mannerisms of another person

Usage(s):

  1. As soon as somebody enters the room, she will immediately act a tasteful impersonation of Mother Love.
  2. Oddly enough, she isn't doing a particularly good impersonation of Will Ferrell's impersonation of her.
  3. Perhaps his most impressive impersonation came during the Korean War while impersonating a doctor on a Royal Canadian Navy Destroyer.

News

  1. One of Nashville's most wanted arrested on burglary charges

    Larry Groves was arrested on three different burglary charges, criminal impersonation, trespassing, and alcohol consumption under the age of 21.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WKRN Nashville

  2. Woman wanted for possession and impersonation

    Pennington County authorities have issued a felony arrest warrant for Cheryl Lynn Locke, charging her with failure to appear for possession of marijuana, impersonation, possession of a controlled substance and ingesting.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Rapid City Journal

  3. Sheriff candidate charged with impersonating officer

    PULASKI — Gregory R. Wireman has been charged with impersonation of a public servant, a Class D felony, following an incident reported to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department on Feb. 15. Due to Wireman’s involvement in Starke County, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Stacey Mrak was appointed special prosecutor, and filed the charges in Starke Circuit Court May 31.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Leader of Starke County

Quotes

  1. "Last two days, the people were more congratulating me for the impressions than for my tennis," Djokovic said. "I was wondering, 'Guys, am I here for the impersonation, entertaining -- or to play tennis?"
    on Sep 8, 2007 By: Novak Djokovic Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "The hard thing at practice this week is trying to get the scout squad to give us a good impersonation of the wishbone offense," Bowden said. "It's hard to do. They can't duplicate the way Georgia Tech runs it."
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Bobby Bowden Source: International Herald Tribune

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