self-supporting

adjective
self-sup·port·ing | \ˌself-sə-ˈpȯr-tiŋ \

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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self-supporting

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-supporting

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

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