self-made

[ self-meyd ]

adjective
  1. having succeeded in life unaided: He is a self-made man.

  2. made by oneself.

Origin of self-made

1
First recorded in 1605–15

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British Dictionary definitions for self-made

self-made

adjective
  1. having achieved wealth, status, etc, by one's own efforts

  2. made by oneself

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