Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “alter ego”

alter ego

noun [C]     (plural alter egos)
the part of someone's personality that is not usually seen by other people : Superman is Clark Kent's alter ego .Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
(Definition of alter ego noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of alter ego

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Mind and personality, but you might be interested in these topics from the Thinking, dreaming and ideas topic area:

Translations of “alter ego”

Word of the Day

drizzle

to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More