self-taught

adjective
\ˈself-ˈtȯt \

Definition of self-taught 

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

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self-educated, self-instructed

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First Known Use of self-taught

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of self-taught was in 1586

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self-taught

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of 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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