Top Definition
A self-taught person that lives an intellectual life without help from a teacher, or any form of education.

A person that spends most of their time researching, learning and discovering things on their own behalf.
"That boy is such an autodidact!"
"He likes to teach himself, because he is an autodidact."
by THebert August 18, 2012
A self-taught individual; where the self-teaching is marked by a clear absence of external assistance.

If self-ascribed, the individual is likely to be an asshole.
"Kelly taught themselves how to read and write without any external assistance whatsoever, and thus is an autodidact."
by danly37 September 28, 2015

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