wunderkind


wun·der·kind

noun \ˈvn-dər-ˌkint\

: someone who achieves success or shows great talent at a young age

plural wun·der·kin·der \-ˌkin-dər\

Full Definition of WUNDERKIND

:  a child prodigy; also :  one who succeeds in a competitive or highly difficult field or profession at an early age

Origin of WUNDERKIND

German, from Wunder wonder + Kind child
First Known Use: 1873

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