self-description

noun
self-de·​scrip·​tion | \ ˌself-di-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce self-description (audio) \
plural self-descriptions

Definition of self-description

: the act or an instance of describing oneself … earned a postwar degree from Harvard Law School, forever beggaring his self-description as "just a country lawyer."— Kurt Andersen … he is, by self-description, the son of Vietnamese refugees …— Joyce Carol Oates also : a self-descriptive statement wrote a short self-description Her self-description of "an outright gross cynic yet total Pollyanna" seems apt. — Amanda Saxton

First Known Use of self-description

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-description was in 1804

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“Self-description.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-description. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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