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self-educated

[self-ej-oo-key-tid, self-]
adjective
  1. educated by one's own efforts, especially without formal instruction.
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Origin of self-educated

First recorded in 1810–20
Related formsself-ed·u·cat·ing, adjectiveself-ed·u·ca·tion, noun
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self-educated

adjective
  1. educated through one's own efforts without formal instruction
  2. educated at one's own expense, without financial aid
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Derived Formsself-education, noun
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Word Origin and History for self-educated

adj.

1761, from self- + educated.

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