self-taught

adjective \ ˈself-ˈtȯt \
1 : having knowledge or skills acquired by one's own efforts without formal instruction
  • a self-taught musician
2 : learned by oneself
  • self-taught knowledge

First Known Use of self-taught

1725

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SELF-TAUGHT Defined for English Language Learners

self-taught

  • : educated by your own efforts (such as by reading books) rather than by a teacher

  • : learned by your own efforts rather than at school



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