Definition of self-made in English:

self-made

Syllabification: self-made

adjective

  • 1Having become successful or rich by one’s own efforts: a self-made millionaire
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    • He was a very successful man, a self-made man, and I loved him very much, and he was very insistent that I follow or try to follow in his footsteps.
    • Stanley was a self-made man who raised himself from poverty to success through his technical skills.
    • He's in construction, but he is a self-made man.
  • 1.1Made by oneself: his self-made fortune a self-made kite
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    • A typical resident of the floating apartment ship is aged between 50 and 60 with a self-made fortune.
    • He flees to an abandoned lighthouse with the hopes of starting over, creating his own self-made, independent, and organic society.
    • An autopoietic system is basically a self-made and self-sustaining ensemble.

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