Etymology
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self-styled (adj.)

"called by oneself," hence, "pretended, would-be," 1823, from self- + past participle of style (v.).

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Definitions of self-styled

self-styled (adj.)
as claimed by and for yourself often without justification;
the self-styled `doctor' has no degree of any kind
Synonyms: soi-disant
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