Origin of egotist
Examples from the Web for egotist
"Delighted, I'm sure," said Dale, who stood looking down on the Liliputian egotist with polite wonder.Simon the Jester|William J. Locke
Did the pale stars and the restless waves teach no lesson that such an egotist might learn, and be the better for the learning?Grif|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
For one moment of time the egotist seemed to be rapt beyond himself; he was serving the great god Whist.The Return of the Prodigal|May Sinclair
It had come of loving above her, yet below her, and of loving an egotist.A Simpleton|Charles Reade
Mr. Coleridge talks of himself, without being an egotist, for in him the individual is always merged in the abstract and general.Hazlitt on English Literature|Jacob Zeitlin
1714, first used by Joseph Addison; see ego + -ist. Addison credits the term to "Port-Royalists" who used it in reference to obtrusive use of first person singular pronoun in writing, hence "talking too much about oneself." Meaning "self-conceit, selfishness" is 1800. The -t- is abnornmal, perhaps by influence of dogmatism. Related: Egotistic; egotistical.