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

verb (used without object), ego-tripped, ego-tripping. Informal.
to behave in a self-serving manner.
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.
something undertaken to boost or draw attention to a person’s own image or appraisal of himself
verb (intransitive) -trips, -tripping, -tripped
to act in this way

noun phrase

Something done primarily to build one’s self-esteem or display one’s splendid qualities: The pie-thrower said the guru was on an ego trip/ This isn’t any ego trip, taking a job in this administration


: I was showing off, ego-tripping

[1960s+; based on trip, ”psychedelic narcotic experience”]
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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