self-made

[ self-meyd ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈmeɪd /
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adjective

having succeeded in life unaided: He is a self-made man.
made by oneself.

Origin of self-made

First recorded in 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for self-made

self-made


adjective

having achieved wealth, status, etc, by one's own efforts
made by oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-made

self-made


adj.

1610s, "made by oneself," from self- + made. Self-made man first recorded 1832, American English; the sense is "having attained material success in life without extraneous advantages."

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