Etymology
Advertisement

self-addressed (adj.)

by 1865, "addressed to oneself;" by 1880, of envelopes, "with the address written on it by the intended recipient" (often with stamped); see self- + address (v.).

A self-addressed envelope is one on which is written or printed the writer's address. A letter in which the writer asks for a reply for his own exclusive benefit should enclose a self-addressed envelope. ["Smithdeal's Practical Grammar, Speller and Letter-writer," 1894]

updated on April 24, 2022

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of self-addressed from WordNet

self-addressed (adj.)
addressed to yourself;
enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope with all submissions
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.