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[self-stahyld] /ˈsɛlfˈstaɪld/
styled, called, or considered by oneself as specified:
a self-styled leader.
Origin of self-styled
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I had no self-styled "friends" at my elbow, to mock me by talking about my "talents!"

    An Old Sailor's Yarns Nathaniel Ames
  • And what the Spoiler has spared, the self-styled Restorer has too often ruined.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • "He has already rejected my proposal," thought the self-styled duke.

    Under the Rose

    Frederic Stewart Isham
  • A charming young English woman is the self-styled pirate of this book.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • Has there not been a passing from revolution to the self-styled evolution?

British Dictionary definitions for self-styled


(prenominal) claiming to be of a specified nature, quality, profession, etc: a self-styled expert
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for self-styled

1833, from self- + past tense of style (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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