self-im·​age ˈself-ˈi-mij How to pronounce self-image (audio)
: one's conception of oneself or of one's role

Examples of self-image in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As one of the first toy companies to create and market Black dolls that looked like Black people, not just dolls that had been painted black instead of white, its goal was to improve representation in dolls and the self-image of Black children. Gregory Wakeman, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 June 2024 After all, the same algorithms making teenagers miserable by serving up an endless stream of content that tends to harm their self-image are bad for adults, too. Adam Clark Estes, Vox, 19 June 2024 Gemini May 21 – June 20 Your self-image could be wavering and shifting like a mirage., Baltimore Sun, 16 June 2024 This is a character who’s trying to avoid chaos, who feels like all the responsibilities are falling on her, and also has self-image problems. Margy Rochlin, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for self-image 

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-image was in 1939

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“Self-image.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: one's ideas about oneself or one's role

Medical Definition


self-im·​age -ˈim-ij How to pronounce self-image (audio)
: one's conception of oneself or of one's role

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