self-anointed

adjective
self-anoint·​ed | \ ˌself-ə-ˈnȯin-təd How to pronounce self-anointed (audio) \

Definition of self-anointed

: chosen or designated by oneself : anointed by oneself a self-anointed prophet Colorado's radio airwaves most weekend mornings teem with self-anointed financial experts telling you how to manage your money, when, in fact, some of them have had problems managing their own.— David Migoya

First Known Use of self-anointed

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-anointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-anointed. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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