Meaning of “self-made” in the English Dictionary

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"self-made" in American English

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self-madeadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈselfˈmeɪd/

successful as a result of your own effort:

a self-made man

(Definition of “self-made” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"self-made" in Business English

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self-madeadjective

uk /ˌselfˈmeɪd/ us

rich and successful as a result of your own work, and not because of money from your family:

(Definition of “self-made” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)