verb (used with object)
Origin of anoint
Examples from the Web for self-anointed
Inside, sporting a set of braids that would make Katniss Everdeen green with jealousy, is the self-anointed “queen bee,” Lorde.Watch Lorde’s Magical New Music Video For Her Song “Team”|Marlow Stern|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And then there is RocketHub, the self-anointed clearinghouse for “creative underdogs” that utilizes a virtual currency.
They often irritate the self-anointed because their pasts are not pedigreed.
How many examples does it take to show the threat is far more virulent than the self-anointed spokesmen at CAIR and MPAC claim?
The self-anointed club of countries that have run the world for sixty years are facing a new economic order.
British Dictionary definitions for self-anointed
Word Origin for anoint
Word Origin and History for self-anointed
c.1300 (implied in anointing), from Old French enoint "smeared on," past participle of enoindre "smear on," from Latin inunguere "to anoint," from in- "on" + unguere "to smear" (see unguent). Originally in reference to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal purposes; its use in the Coverdale Bible in reference to Christ (cf. The Lord's Anointed, see chrism) has spiritualized the word. Related: Anointed; anointing.