self-taught


self–taught

adjective \ˈself-ˈtt\

: educated by your own efforts (such as by reading books) rather than by a teacher

: learned by your own efforts rather than at school

Full Definition of SELF-TAUGHT

1
:  having knowledge or skills acquired by one's own efforts without formal instruction <a self–taught musician>
2
:  learned by oneself <self–taught knowledge>

First Known Use of SELF-TAUGHT

1725

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