self-taught

[self-tawt]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. self-sustaining,
  2. self-talk,
  3. self-tanning,
  4. self-tapping,
  5. self-tapping screw,
  6. self-tender,
  7. self-test,
  8. self-to-self,
  9. self-torment,
  10. self-treatment

Origin of self-taught

First recorded in 1715–25

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British Dictionary definitions for self-taught

self-taught

adjective

having learnt oneself without any external or formal instruction
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