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alter ego

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Pronunciation: /ˌaltər ˈɛɡəʊ
 
, ˌɒlt-, ˈiːɡ-/

Definition of alter ego in English:

noun (plural alter egos)

1A person’s secondary or alternative personality: in the flesh she is a million miles from her photographic alter ego
More example sentences
  • 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.’
1.1An intimate and trusted friend.
Example sentences
  • So he wants someone to love, and he's invited all his friends and/or alter egos to sing with him…haven't we heard this before?
  • He was my father, my mentor, my alter ego, my irreplaceable best friend.

Origin

mid 16th century: Latin, 'other self'.

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