adjective[attributive] often derogatory
Desiring or aspiring to be a specified type of person: a would-be actress who dresses up as Marilyn Monroe
More example sentences
- Making too much of a clamor over the issue could send a wrong signal to the business world and would-be investors.
- One other conundrum for the board and would-be investors to contemplate is the question of future leadership.
- Knowing that the club would still have a home at which to play would be a massive boost for any would-be investor.