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ego-surf

or egosurf, ego surf

[ee-goh-surf eg-o‐] /ˈi goʊˌsɜrf ˈɛg ɒ‐/
verb (used without object)
1.
Informal. to search the Internet to find references to one's name or one's personal information.
Origin of ego-surf
1995-2000
First recorded in 1995-2000
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Contemporary definitions for egosurfing
noun

conducting a search of the Internet for references to one's name or works in order to gratify one's ego

Examples

Bored, he went ego-surfing.

Word Origin

1999; ego + surf

Usage Note

informal, computing

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