self-made

adjective
\ ˌself-ˈmād How to pronounce self-made (audio) \

Definition of self-made

: made such by one's own actions especially : having achieved success or prominence by one's own efforts a self-made man

First Known Use of self-made

1555, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-made.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-made. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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self-made

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-made

: made rich and successful by your own efforts

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