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Nightmare85

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Hello,

Is there a "no slang" version of wannabe?
He's a wannabe professional.

I didn't find something like:
He's a want to be professional

In case someone doesn't understand the meaning of "wannabe".
He tries to play the professional although he has no clue. :)

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~Mav~

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*** NOT A TEACHER ***

Here's an article in which Professor David Crystal explained the origin and the use of "wannabe", but I'm afraid he didn't come up with a word you are looking for. :-? (How about: "want-to-be"? Though it wouldn't make too much difference. :lol: )
 

philadelphia

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At a guess: faker/aspirer (fake/aspirant). You had better wait for a teacher!

Not a teacher at all
 
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