autodidact


au·to·di·dact

noun \ˌ-tō-ˈdī-ˌdakt, -dī-ˈ, -də-ˈ\

Definition of AUTODIDACT

:  a self-taught person
au·to·di·dac·tic \-dī-ˈdak-tik, -də-\ adjective

Origin of AUTODIDACT

Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from aut- + didaktos taught, from didaskein to teach
First Known Use: 1748

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