: self-proclaimed
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Examples of self-styled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bond is sent at the last minute to thwart an attempt to disrupt the coronation by the wealthy, eccentric and self-styled Athelstan of Wessex, who is on a deadly mission of his own to teach the United Kingdom a lesson. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-styled was in 1640

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“Self-styled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-styled. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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: called by oneself
self-styled experts
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