self-in·​struct·​ed ˌself-in-ˈstrək-təd How to pronounce self-instructed (audio)
: having knowledge or skills acquired by one's own efforts without formal instruction or training : self-taught
a self-instructed musician
: being a means of providing one's own instruction or training : characterized by self-instruction
self-instructed classes

Word History

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-instructed was in 1695

Dictionary Entries Near self-instructed

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“Self-instructed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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