self-designation

noun
self-des·​ig·​na·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌde-zig-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-designation (audio) \

Definition of self-designation

: a name or title that an animate entity (such as a person or body of people) uses usually by choice to refer to itself

First Known Use of self-designation

1848, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About self-designation

Time Traveler for self-designation

Time Traveler

The first known use of self-designation was in 1848

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near self-designation

self-descriptive

self-designation

self-despair

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for self-designation

Cite this Entry

“Self-designation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-designation. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!