self-proclaimed meaning, self-proclaimed definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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self-proclaimed

  
1       adj   Self-proclaimed is used to show that someone has given themselves a particular title or status rather than being given it by other people.  
ADJ n   (=self-confessed)  
...a self-proclaimed expert..., He is President of his own self-proclaimed republic.     
2       adj   Self-proclaimed is used to show that someone says themselves that they are a type of person which most people would be embarrassed or ashamed to be.  
ADJ n   (=self-declared)  
One of the prisoners is a self-proclaimed racist who opened fire on a crowd four years ago.     
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