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self-made

[self-meyd] /ˈsɛlfˈmeɪd/
adjective
1.
having succeeded in life unaided:
He is a self-made man.
2.
made by oneself.
Origin
1605-1615
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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Word Origin and History for 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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