Definition of “ego” - English Dictionary

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“ego” in British English

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egonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈiː.ɡəʊ/ us /ˈiː.ɡoʊ/ plural egos

your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability:

That man has such an enormous ego - I've never known anyone so full of themselves!
I'm glad she got the job - she needed something to boost/bolster her ego (= give her confidence).

specialized psychology in psychoanalysis, the part of a person's mind that tries to match the hidden desires (= wishes) of the id (= part of the unconscious mind) with the demands of the real world

(Definition of “ego” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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egonoun [ C ]

us /ˈi·ɡoʊ/ plural egos

the idea or opinion that you have of yourself, esp. the level of your ability and intelligence, and your importance as a person:

That man has an enormous ego.
Getting that job should give her ego a boost (= give her confidence).

(Definition of “ego” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)