ego trip


Definition of ego trip

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

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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 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, "Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things," 14 Mar. 2020 But communicating your worth and championing your contributions doesn’t have to look or sound like an ego trip. NBC News, "Women don't brag enough at work — here's why they should," 10 Jan. 2020 This was a literal ego trip, paid for by our taxes. Kyle Whitmire, al, "Alabamafication of America: Homecoming," 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,, "2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe: a charmed life," 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ego trip

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

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