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ego-trip

[ee-goh-trip, eg-oh-]
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verb (used without object), e·go-tripped, e·go-trip·ping. Informal.
  1. to behave in a self-serving manner.
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Origin of ego-trip

First recorded in 1965–70
Related formse·go-trip·per, noun

ego trip

noun Informal.
  1. 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.
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Origin of ego trip

First recorded in 1965–70
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Related Words

arroganceconceitegoismnarcissismprideself-absorptionselfishnessvaingloryvainnessvanityimmodestyself-admirationself-aggrandizementself-praise

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British Dictionary definitions for ego-trip

ego trip

noun
  1. something undertaken to boost or draw attention to a person's own image or appraisal of himself
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verb ego-trip -trips, -tripping or -tripped (intr)
  1. to act in this way
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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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