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alter ego

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noun al·ter ego \ˌȯl-tər-ˈē-(ˌ)gō also -ˈe-(ˌ)gō\

Simple Definition of alter ego

  • : a different version of yourself

  • : a close friend who thinks or feels similarly to the way you think or feel

Full Definition of alter ego

  1. :  a second self: as a :  a trusted friend b :  the opposite side of a personality c :  counterpart 3

Examples of alter ego

  1. a trusted adviser who is the President's alter ego

  2. <over the years the state's other senator became his alter ego as well as his political ally>



Origin of alter ego

Latin, literally, second I


First Known Use: 1537



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