from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Self-styled; so-called.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Self-styled; self-proclaiming; self-proclaimed.
  • adv. supposedly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Self-named; self-styled; pretended; would-be.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Calling one's self; self-styled; pretended; would-be.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. as claimed by and for yourself often without justification


French : soi, oneself + disant, saying.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French soi ("self") + disant ("speaking, proclaiming") (Wiktionary)



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