self-caricature

noun
self-car·​i·​ca·​ture | \ ˌself-ˈker-i-kə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce self-caricature (audio) , -ˌchər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r, -ˈka-ri- \
plural self-caricatures

Definition of self-caricature

: an exaggerated, parodied, or distorted representation of oneself : a caricature of oneself a performance that borders on self-caricature His collection also includes 500 self-caricatures by cartoonists … that have toured the country as "The Face Behind the Laugh."— John Stanley

First Known Use of self-caricature

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-caricature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-caricature. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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