self-educated

adjective
self-ed·​u·​cat·​ed | \ ˌself-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce self-educated (audio) \

Definition of self-educated

: educated by one's own efforts without formal instruction He was self-educated, had taught himself German and French …— Jack London

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1761, in the meaning defined above

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self-educated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-educated

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

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