noun (plural alter egos)
1A person’s secondary or alternative personality: in the flesh she is a million miles from her photographic alter ego
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- The work also has affinities with Rodney Graham's filmic, psychological explorations of the self, in which the artist assumes various personae or alter egos.
- He had become a poet of alter egos, personae such as ‘Mathios Paskalis’ and ‘Stratis the Seafarer.’
- David Bowie has been recording popular music for well over 35 years, gaining initial notoriety for his multiple personalities and alter egos after ‘A Space Oddity.’
Mid 16th century: Latin, 'other self'.
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