Share this entry

would-be

American English: /ˈwʊd ˌbi/
British English: /ˈwʊdbi/

adjective

  • (before noun) a would-be star/poet
    un aspirante a estrella/poeta
    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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.