A slang term for a person who works in a technical or professional field, such as engineering or accounting, but who has aspirations for working in the arts. For example, a person who is working as a tax preparer until she finishes her novel may be called a pretendgineer. The term is slightly derogatory, implying that the pretendgineer will never reach his/her goals.
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