boy wonder


Definition of boy wonder

: a young man of noteworthy achievements

Examples of boy wonder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 In June 2010, Justin Bieber, then a 16-year-old boy wonder, opened the Foxborough, Mass., show on Taylor Swift’s Fearless tour, along with two other acts. Hannah Karp, Billboard, 25 July 2019 That five year gap between Thanos' snap and the blip also means there are some students who were kiddos when Spidey first disappeared, and are now high school seniors, which throws some new classmates into the mix for our boy wonder from Queens. Kelsea Stahler,, 5 July 2019 Suddenly changing conditions led to confusion and made the boys wonder if they were lost. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 18 July 2018 At the time, the Nigerian was a veritable boy wonder for his Norwegian side Lyn Oslo., 4 June 2018 Why, the boy wonders, is his father always so eager to go riding with Zinaida? Dan Hofstadter, WSJ, 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of boy wonder

1857, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2021

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“Boy wonder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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