noun prod·i·gy \ˈprä-də-jē\

: a young person who is unusually talented in some way

plural prod·i·gies

Full Definition of PRODIGY

a :  a portentous event :  omen
b :  something extraordinary or inexplicable
a :  an extraordinary, marvelous, or unusual accomplishment, deed, or event
b :  a highly talented child or youth

Examples of PRODIGY

  1. <a new drug that is being hailed as the latest prodigy of the medical world>

Origin of PRODIGY

Middle English, from Latin prodigium omen, monster, from pro-, prod- + -igium (akin to aio I say) — more at adage
First Known Use: 15th century


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