: formed or developed by one's own efforts
At present, teams in the U.S. are self-formed and made up of players who balance curling with their fulltime jobs.Steve Douglas
… the greatest pressure they felt was the pressure to act in fidelity and concordance with their self-formed identity and convictions.Arthur Schwartz

Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-formed was in 1642

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Cite this Entry

“Self-formed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-formed. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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