- rising without the addition of leaven: self-rising pancake flour.
Origin of self-rising
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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Historical Examples of self-rising
Many a batch of flap jacks have I stirred up in that old coffee pot, paying the sutler 25 cents a pound for self-rising flour.
Boston Brown Bread Flour is self-rising, on the principle of the flapjack flour.