Meaning of self-paid in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈpeɪd/


  • 1Of a reward, salary, etc.: that one gives or pays to oneself; (of a person) that remunerates himself or herself for work or service done. Also as noun: a person who remunerates himself or herself.

  • 2Of a due, service, goods, etc.: that is paid or paid for by oneself, typically as opposed to one paid or paid for by a person or organization on one's behalf. Also of a person: that pays or pays for a due, service, etc., himself or herself.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Aaron Hill (1685–1750), writer and entrepreneur. From self- + paid.