: written by oneself
a self-penned memoir
self-penned songs

Examples of self-penned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her lyrical captions are self-penned or borrowed from literature. Cate McQuaid, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-penned was in 1851

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“Self-penned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-penned. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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