Word on the Street

Ego-ectomy (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.”


Labels: Greg Ostertag / Kevin McHale / Lamar Odom / Boston Celtics / Word on the Street


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