Egoboo

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Synonyms: Ego-boo, Ego boost
See also: Negoboo, Feedback
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from Combining Forces #3,a Star Wars zine, filk by Kim Gianna to the tune of "I Am the Walrus" (1982)

Egoboo is short for "ego boost." The good feelings that result from public recognition of voluntary work. Sometimes this term is used to mean a sort of ephemeral currency, for example, more or less egoboo for doing certain tasks. Harlan Ellison is sometimes credited with coining the term, but it first appeared in print in about 1947, in a letter written to a science fiction fanzine by someone named Rick Sneary.