(e-go-eck'-tuh-me) noun, pl. ego-ectomies
. Surgical removal of all or part of the ego, usually by means of a clear and unquestionably embarrassing play, often at the hands of an inferior opponent.Usage example: Lamar Odom received an ego-ectomy last night when Greg Ostertag sent his shot to the bleachers.Word History:
First used by Kevin McHale
in the August of 1990 to describe the effect of a missed dunk on a Celtics
rookie."Damn dawg, he's giving you an ego-ectomy."