self-supporting

adjective
self-sup·​port·​ing | \ ˌself-sə-ˈpȯr-tiŋ How to pronounce self-supporting (audio) \

Definition of self-supporting

: characterized by self-support: such as
a : meeting one's needs by one's own efforts or output
b : supporting itself or its own weight a self-supporting wall

First Known Use of self-supporting

1632, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-supporting was in 1632

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“Self-supporting.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-supporting. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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self-supporting

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English Language Learners Definition of self-supporting

: earning enough money to live without getting help from other people

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