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This word originated in the 80’s when the urban clothing style (long, tall ski caps, bright colors, baggy style, backwards baseball cap, etc) was made popular by gang members. People who wanted to look cool began to copy this style even though they were not in a gang. These people were given the name ‘wannabes’ for wanting to look like they were in a gang. Now this term is used do describe many people in varies groups who want to look a certain way b/c of its appeal, not because it reflect who they truly are.
gang member 1: hey man look at those guys over there

gang member 2: this ain’t their hood

gang member 1: he dresses like it

gang member 2: nah, they are wanabees
wanabees: define #2
A wanabee is somehow related to posers , but in this case the wanabee tries to fit “in” were most of the people

he knows are,so by that he tries to impress the other people so that he may be accepted…he some how searches

for info. on what bands, or singers are more talk about.
wanabees-hey what are you listening?

punk-I’m listening broken bones

wana- oh! relly I love those guys

punk- you really like them

wana- of course I’ve been hearing them since ever ,one of the songs I think is fucking great is WAR IS WAR from the new album.