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English definition of “self-styled”

self-styled

adjective [before noun]     /ˌselfˈstaɪld/ usually disapproving
given a name or title by yourself without any official reason for it: The media appears to be full of self-styled 'experts' who are happy to give their views on subjects that they actually know very little about.Names and titles
(Definition of self-styled adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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