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self-styled

[self-stahyld] /ˈsɛlfˈstaɪld/
adjective
1.
styled, called, or considered by oneself as specified:
a self-styled leader.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • Ganesha is a manipulator, an insider, the selfstyled power behind the throne.
British Dictionary definitions for selfstyled

self-styled

adjective
1.
(prenominal) claiming to be of a specified nature, quality, profession, etc: a self-styled expert
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Word Origin and History for selfstyled

self-styled

adj.

1833, from self- + past tense of style (v.).

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