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
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a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.
a person who ownes an autodidact media key.
I’m slowly becoming an autodidact. These teachers are not helping me.
by PlanetHarlem July 29, 2018
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Someone totally self-educated; could be singers, artists, inventors, designers, etc... ocasionally brilliant, more often total, utter and complete idiots!
He's autodidactic - taught himself how to be a total idiot!
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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 August 19, 2015
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