boy wonder


: a young man of noteworthy achievements

Examples of boy wonder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the heart of the tangle of conflicting claims sits the relationship between an American tech boy wonder and an older Russian tycoon. Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 Williams manages a staff of approximately 450 and is likely not mired in the daily minutiae of the prosecution of crypto’s former boy wonder, two former Southern District attorneys told Fortune. Ben Weiss, Fortune Crypto, 29 Sep. 2023 Despite his unassuming origins, Tallahassee’s boy wonder has come to believe that stardom is, if not the highest good, then definitely a worthy pursuit. M.t. Richards, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2023 No Black boy wonder by his side (it was rumored Marlon Wayans would have played Robin eventually) and no chance for a trilogy (a moment only Bale’s Batman achieved). David Betancourt, Washington Post, 17 June 2023 In the season 3 premiere, the impulsive boy wonder who returned to Gotham City after parting ways with the titular team at the end of season 2, ignored Bruce Wayne's (Iain Glen) orders and ventured into the field to confront the Joker while high on some mysterious drug. Chancellor Agard,, 12 Aug. 2021 In the spectacular collapse of FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange, millions of fingers already seem to be pointing at Sam Bankman-Fried, the frizzy-haired boy wonder who founded the firm, drove it to a valuation of $32 billion and then took it into bankruptcy. Jason Zweig, WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 Therefore, there could be some growing pains for the boy wonder. Dallas News, 9 Feb. 2022 Last year’s starter, Casey Thompson, transferred to Nebraska, and while Sarkisian landed Ohio State transfer Quinn Ewers, the boy wonder won’t necessarily hit the ground running. Dallas News, 8 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boy wonder was in 1857

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“Boy wonder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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