self-taught

adjective
\ ˈself-ˈtȯt How to pronounce self-taught (audio) \

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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-taught. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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