ego trip

noun

Definition of ego trip

: an act or course of action that enhances and satisfies one's ego

Other Words from ego trip

ego-trip \ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Otherwise, our ego trip may not end well, similarly to the experience of the dinosaurs, which dominated Earth until an object from space tarnished their illusion. Avi Loeb, Scientific American, 15 Oct. 2021 Far from being a nostalgic ego trip, though, Lapine’s book is astonishingly frank about the show’s troubles and his own shortcomings. New York Times, 28 July 2021 If a human resources person acts curt, dismissive or is on an ego trip, they should be relieved of their duties, as this is not the right job for them. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 10 June 2021 The donor, John Beresford Tipton — the best name for a plutocrat since Scrooge McDuck — withheld his identity from the recipient; the gift was supposed to be an anonymous rain of wealth, not an ego trip for the philanthropist. Washington Post, 21 May 2021 When doing renovations and expansions, American museum leaders sometimes go on ghastly, gluttonous ego trips and spending sprees — adventure travel that never ends well. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 14 Mar. 2020 But communicating your worth and championing your contributions doesn’t have to look or sound like an ego trip. NBC News, 10 Jan. 2020 This was a literal ego trip, paid for by our taxes. Kyle Whitmire, al, 13 Nov. 2019 There is a purity of design and purpose to the E400 coupe but, alas, an ego trip that few will take. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ego trip

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Ego trip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ego%20trip. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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ego trip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ego trip

: something that someone does to feel more important or better than other people

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