self-appointed

adjective

self-ap·​point·​ed ˌself-ə-ˈpȯin-təd How to pronounce self-appointed (audio)
: appointed by oneself : self-proclaimed

Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-appointed was in 1662

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Cite this Entry

“Self-appointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-appointed. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

self-appointed

adjective
self-ap·​point·​ed
ˌsel-fə-ˈpȯint-əd
: appointed by oneself usually without qualifications
a self-appointed guardian

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