[ee-goh-surf eg-o‐] /ˈi goʊˌsɜrf ˈɛg ɒ‐/

verb (used without object)
Informal. to search the Internet to find references to one’s name or one’s personal information.

conducting a search of the Internet for references to one’s name or works in order to gratify one’s ego

Bored, he went ego-surfing.
Word Origin

1999; ego + surf
Usage Note

informal, computing

Scanning the World-Wide Web, databases, print media or research papers looking for the mention of your name.


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