ego trip


: an act or course of action that enhances and satisfies one's ego
ˈē-(ˌ)gō-ˌtrip How to pronounce ego trip (audio)
 also  ˈe-
intransitive verb
ego-tripper noun

Examples of ego trip in a Sentence

He's on a self-indulgent ego trip with his latest movie, which he wrote, directed, and starred in himself.
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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ego trip was in 1967

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“Ego trip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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