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From Narcissus (a character in Greek mythology who became obsessed with his own reflection) +‎ -ist.[1][2]

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narcissist (plural narcissists)

  1. (psychology) One who shows extreme love and admiration for themselves.
  2. (colloquial) An egoist; a person full of egoism and pride.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “narcissist”, in Online Etymology Dictionary: “ [] see narcissism + -ist.”
  2. ^ John A. Simpson and Edmund S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “narcissist”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN: “f[rom]. as prec[eding; i.e., “narcissism”: “f[rom]. the name of Narcissus, []”]. + -ist.”