- a second self; a perfect substitute or deputy: His adviser acts as his alter ego during his absence.
- an inseparable friend.
- another aspect of one's self.
Origin of alter ego
Examples from the Web for alter ego
It was just a few years ago that Cyrus was entertaining pre-teens on the Disney channel as her alter-ego Hannah Montana.Time for Warning Labels on Miley Cyrus’s Licking and Twerking Concerts?
February 25, 2014
And that Beyoncé is really as badass as her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce.So What if Beyoncé Lip-Synced the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’?
January 23, 2013
Et surtout vous ne manquerez pas dinstruire mon alter-ego de gagner de largent?Wagner as I Knew Him
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
Where there is no ego there can be no alter-ego, and therefore neither egoism nor altruism.
- a second self
- a very close and intimate friend
Word Origin and History for alter ego
- Another side of oneself; a second self.
An intimate friend, considered another side of oneself: “He was my alter ego; we were always picking up each other's thoughts.” Alter ego is Latin for “another I.”