Definition of autodidact noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɔːtəʊdɪdækt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːtoʊdɪdækt//
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a person who has taught himself or herself something rather than having lessons Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from Greek autodidaktos ‘self-taught’, from autos ‘self’ + didaskein ‘teach’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: autodidact