autodidact

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

Definition of autodidact

: a self-taught person
  • was an autodidact who read voraciously

autodidactic

play \-dī-ˈdak-tik, -də-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of autodidact

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


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