self-plagiarism

noun
self-pla·​gia·​rism | \ ˌself-ˈplā-jə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce self-plagiarism (audio) also -jē-ə- \
plural self-plagiarisms

Definition of self-plagiarism

: the reuse of one's own words, ideas, or artistic expression (as in an essay) from preexisting material especially without acknowledgment of their earlier use Borrowing your own words is a tricky issue. … Writers and publishers tend to rank self-plagiarism as a lesser offense than—what should we call it?—"real" plagiarism? Still, they mostly agree it's a no-no.— Taylor Wofford

First Known Use of self-plagiarism

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-plagiarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-plagiarism. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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