ego-tripper


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ego-tripper

Someone who is apt to act in a superior and self-centered manner. Don't get coffee for that ego-tripper—you're not one of his lowly interns. The boss must be a real ego tripper—I mean, he named a building after himself!

ego tripper

n. a person who habitually goes on an ego trip. Not another ego tripper running for public office!
See also: ego, tripper
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The end of her main piece about Princess Diana last Friday finished with the sentence, ``Get the C-list ego-trippers out of there.'' In fact, the last sentence was meant to be the previous one, the more fitting, ``And the rest is history.''
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