Harry Gordon, 1857?–1947, British retail merchant, born in the U.S.
noun 1. speech or action intended to cause contemptuous laughter at a person or thing; derision. verb (used with object), ridiculed, ridiculing. 2. to deride; make fun of. noun 1. language or behaviour intended to humiliate or mock; derision verb 2. (transitive) to make fun of, mock, or deride
[self-rahy-chuh s, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈraɪ tʃəs, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. confident of one’s own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others. self-righteous adjective 1. having or showing an exaggerated awareness of one’s own virtuousness or rights
[self-rahy-ting] /sɛlfˈraɪ tɪŋ/ adjective 1. able to or designed to right itself or oneself after falling or capsizing.
adjective, Cookery. 1. rising without the addition of leaven: self-rising pancake flour.