- a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.
Origin of autodidact
Examples from the Web for autodidact
Contemporary Examples of autodidact
She was also an autodidact, an illegitimate girl from the provinces whose intelligence became the stuff of legend.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun
November 8, 2014
Since Carruth is a one-man band and autodidact, he learned how to create the special effects for the creature himself.‘Upstream Color,’ Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Drama, Is the Year’s Craziest Film (So Far)
April 6, 2013
- a person who is self-taught
Word Origin for autodidact
Word Origin and History for autodidact
1746, from Greek autodidaktos "self-taught" (see autodidactic).