self-educated

adjective

self-ed·​u·​cat·​ed ˌself-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce self-educated (audio)
: educated by one's own efforts without formal instruction
He was self-educated, had taught himself German and French …Jack London

Examples of self-educated in a Sentence

a self-educated computer programmer who launched a successful business online

Word History

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-educated was in 1761

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Cite this Entry

“Self-educated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-educated. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

self-educated

adjective
self-ed·​u·​cat·​ed
ˈself-ˈej-ə-ˌkāt-əd
: educated by one's own efforts without formal instruction
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