wa·na·pre·neur [wah-nah-pruh-nur, -noor] noun, plural -neurs [-nurz, -noorz], verb
1. a person who talks about organizing and managing enterprises, esp. businesses, usually with considerable initiative and risk, but never actually does it. He was a wannapreneur who liked to hang around with entrepreneurs but would never take the plunge.
–verb (used with object)
2. to deal with or initiate as an wannapreneur.
–verb (used without object)
3. to act as an wannapreneur.
[Origin: 1998–99; < F: lit., one who talks about undertaking (some task), equiv. to wannapren(dre) to undertake (< L inter- inter- + prendere to take, var. of prehendere) + -eur -eur. See enterprise]
wan·na·pre·neur·i·al·ism, wan·na·pre·neur·ism, noun