entitled

adjective

en·​ti·​tled in-ˈtī-tᵊld How to pronounce entitled (audio)
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1
: having a right to certain benefits or privileges
After having saved the country, ain't they entitled to help themselves to just as much of it as they want?Mark Twain
2
: having or showing a feeling of entitlement (see entitlement sense 2)
spoiled, entitled children
his entitled attitude/behavior
leading an entitled life
We are also the so-called entitled generation, … told by helicopter parents and the media, from the moment we exited the womb, that we could be "whatever we wanted" …Jessica Bennett

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of entitled was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Entitled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entitled. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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