self-cul·​ture ˌself-ˈkəl-chər How to pronounce self-culture (audio)
: the development of one's mind or capacities through one's own efforts : self-cultivation
[Margaret] Fuller … believed that her purpose as literary editor of The New York Herald Tribune in the early 1840s was to promote reading as a form of self-culture and self-knowledge.Sarah Fay

Word History

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-culture was in 1747

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“Self-culture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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