self-ap·​plause ˌself-ə-ˈplȯz How to pronounce self-applause (audio)
: an expression or feeling of approval of oneself

Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-applause was in 1628

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“Self-applause.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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