power trip

noun

Definition of power trip

: an activity or way of behaving that makes a person feel powerful : something that a person does for the pleasure of using power to control other people She's been on a power trip since she was promoted to manager.

Learn More about power trip

Statistics for power trip

Cite this Entry

“Power trip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20trip. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

Comments on power trip

What made you want to look up power trip? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!