boy wonder

noun

Definition of boy wonder

: a young man of noteworthy achievements

Examples of boy wonder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in the education of Matthew Continetti—his time as a boy wonder for the conservative establishment, the shock of 2016, and his years of semi-exile—there are important lessons for the rest of us. Timothy Shenk, The New Republic, 12 Apr. 2022 By rights, the boy wonder should sound betrayed when Bat-dad's antics land them both in super-prison. Darren Franich, EW.com, 10 Mar. 2022 During the late 1990s dot-com era, Polis earned a reputation as a boy wonder. Ellis Simani, ProPublica, 4 Nov. 2021 In 2014, legendary producer Quincy Jones caught wind of the boy wonder and signed him to his management company. Andrea Cuttler, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Oct. 2021 The former boy wonder quarterback Kedon Slovis continued to regress, throwing a pick-six in the third quarter, then the Trojans just quit. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2021 His career rejuvenated by The Visit and especially Split, the former boy wonder seemed to have successfully completed an unlikely Lazarus act. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 26 July 2021 In 1972 or ’73, when Schwartz was a 20-something boy wonder, Neil Simon invited him to lunch. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2020 Rory McIlroy The boy wonder became the man in golf this decade. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, 17 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of boy wonder

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Boy wonder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boy%20wonder. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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