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EtymologyEdit

From Latin, literally “other self”.[1][2]

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NounEdit

alter ego (plural alter egos)

  1. Somebody's alternate personality or persona; another self.
    • 2012 May 1, Ben Child, “Mark Ruffalo gets green light to play Hulk in six-movie deal”, in the Guardian[2]:
      Ruffalo's turn as Bruce Banner and his angry green alter-ego has been widely praised. Avengers Assemble (titled The Avengers outside the UK) is on course to be one of the year's biggest films and has received strong reviews.
  2. A very close and intimate friend.
  3. (law) A corporation used by a person to conduct personal business in an attempt to shield himself or herself from personal liability, and which a court may penetrate by "piercing the corporate veil" to impose liability on the person when they commit fraud or injustice.

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  • alter (one identity of a person with dissociative identity disorder, noun)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations by Jon R. Stone[1]
  2. ^ alter ego” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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alter ego m (plural alter egos)

  1. alter ego (alternate personality or persona)

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin alter ego (other self).

NounEdit

alter ego m (plural alter egos)

  1. alter ego (alternate personality or persona)
    Synonym: otro yo

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