- The definition of self-styled refers to a description that you give to yourself or a claim you make about yourself.
An example of self-styled is when you declare yourself a computer expert.
self-styled definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
considered and called (something specified) only by the individual himself or herself; alleged (to be such) only by the person concerned; pretended; professed: a self-styled expert
self-styled definition by American Heritage Dictionary
As characterized by oneself, often without right or justification: “poets, real or self-styled” (Constantine Fitzgibbon). See Usage Note at so-called.