autodidact

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noun au·to·di·dact \ˌȯ-tō-ˈdī-ˌdakt, -dī-ˈ, -də-ˈ\

Definition of autodidact

  1. :  a self-taught person <was an autodidact who read voraciously>

autodidactic

play \-dī-ˈdak-tik, -də-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of autodidact

Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from aut- + didaktos taught, from didaskein to teach


First Known Use: 1784

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