self-taught

[self-tawt]
adjective
  1. taught to oneself or by oneself to be (as indicated) without the aid of a formal education: self-taught typing; a self-taught typist.
  2. learned by oneself: a self-taught mastery of the guitar.

Origin of self-taught

First recorded in 1715–25
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self-taught

adjective
  1. having learnt oneself without any external or formal instruction
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