alter ego

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alter ego

n.
1. Another side of oneself; a second self.
2. An intimate friend or a constant companion.

[Latin : alter, other + ego, I, self.]

alter ego

(ˈæltər ˈiːɡəʊ; ˈɛɡəʊ)
n
1. a second self
2. a very close and intimate friend
[Latin: other self]

al•ter e•go

(ˈɔl tər ˈi goʊ, ˌɛg oʊ, ˈæl-)
n.
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]

alter ego

A Latin phrase meaning other self, used to mean a very close friend or associate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alter ego - a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourselfalter 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"
Translations

alter ego

[ˈæltərˈiːgəʊ] Nálter ego m

alter ego

nAlter ego nt
References in classic literature ?
Ferguson had a friend--not another self, indeed, an alter ego, for friendship could not exist between two beings exactly alike.
And, as John Barleycorn heated his way into my brain, thawing my reticence, melting my modesty, talking through me and with me and as me, my adopted twin brother and alter ego, I, too, raised my voice to show myself a man and an adventurer, and bragged in detail and at length of how I had crossed San Francisco Bay in my open skiff in a roaring southwester when even the schooner sailors doubted my exploit.
It comes over me that I had then a strange ALTER EGO deep down somewhere within me, as the full-blown flower is in the small tight bud, and that I just took the course, I just transferred him to the climate, that blighted him for once and for ever.
These people might not take that high view of you which I have always taken, as an alter ego, a right hand-- though I always looked forward to your doing something else.
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Cohen's previous alter egos include Ali G and Borat.
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People have asked if I was channeling him,'' admitted Geoffrey Rush, who plays Sellers and all of his alter egos in a tour de force performance.