[ ee-goh-trip, eg-oh- ]
/ ˈi goʊˌtrɪp, ˈɛg oʊ- /

verb (used without object), e·go-tripped, e·go-trip·ping. Informal.

to behave in a self-serving manner.

Origin of ego-trip

First recorded in 1965–70


e·go-trip·per, noun

Definition for ego-trip (2 of 2)

ego trip

noun Informal.

an act or course of action undertaken primarily to satisfy one's vanity or for self-gratification: Her charitable activity was one long ego trip.

Origin of ego trip

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ego-trip

ego trip
/ informal /


something undertaken to boost or draw attention to a person's own image or appraisal of himself

verb ego-trip -trips, -tripping or -tripped (intr)

to act in this way
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with ego-trip

ego trip

Behavior or activities undertaken mainly out of vanity or for self-gratification. For example, She's really on an ego trip, trying out for the lead. [1960s]

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