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1. Another side of oneself; a second self.
2. An intimate friend or a constant companion.
[Latin : alter, other + ego, I, self.]
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alter ego(ˈæltər ˈiːɡəʊ; ˈɛɡəʊ)
1. a second self
2. a very close and intimate friend
[Latin: other self]
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al•ter e•go(ˈɔl tər ˈi goʊ, ˌɛg oʊ, ˈæl-)
1. an inseparable friend.
2. a second self; a perfect substitute or deputy.
3. another aspect of one's personality.
[1530–40; < Latin: another I]
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A Latin phrase meaning other self, used to mean a very close friend or associate.
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|Noun||1.||alter ego - a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself|
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
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alter ego[ˈæltərˈiːgəʊ] N → álter ego m
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n → Alter ego nt
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