"alter ego" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term alter ego mean?

"Alter ego" is a Latin term that means "other self" or "second self." It refers to a person's alternative or second personality, often used to describe a fictional character or a person's different persona.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "alter ego":
  • Superman, with his mild-mannered Clark Kent persona, is the alter ego of the superhero.
  • In her writing, she created an alter ego who experienced the adventures she could only imagine.
  • The confident and outgoing stage performer is quite different from his shy and reserved alter ego in everyday life.
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