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ego wall

noun; compounding
Apparent meaning: The wall where one place all of his awards and certificates in a office setting. Reason used: The term is used to describe a typical place where one used to put all of the things he/she is proud of. Type of word formation: compounding Dictionary entry: n. A wall on which a person has hung their degrees, certificates, and awards, as well as photographs in which they appear with famous people.
 
Context and source: “Behind my Dad’s desk is his ego wall, where he place all of his teaching awards, scientific contributions…”
Etymology : Analysis: ‘certificates, degrees, things that boost one’s ego’ (ego) + ‘place’ (wall)
Source : conversation with a friend)
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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