entitled

adjective

en·​ti·​tled in-ˈtī-tᵊld How to pronounce entitled (audio)
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1
: having a right to certain benefits or privileges
After having saved the country, ain't they entitled to help themselves to just as much of it as they want? Mark Twain
2
: having or showing a feeling of entitlement (see entitlement sense 2)
spoiled, entitled children
his entitled attitude/behavior
leading an entitled life
We are also the so-called entitled generation, … told by helicopter parents and the media, from the moment we exited the womb, that we could be "whatever we wanted" … Jessica Bennett

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of entitled was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Entitled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entitled. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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