self-de·​scribed ˌself-di-ˈskrībd How to pronounce self-described (audio)
: as described by oneself : as one refers to oneself
a self-described anarchist

Examples of self-described in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-described was in 1820

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“Self-described.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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