: phenomenon
especially : a person of phenomenal ability or promise

Examples of phenom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After he gets fired from his job at an Indiana sporting goods store and his wife walks out on him, Pryce hedges his bets entirely on a troubled 17-year-old golf phenom, who will be played by Dager. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 5 Apr. 2024 The pop phenom was cemented among the world’s richest people in Forbes’ latest list. Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Ohtani cloud overshadows Dodgers start The majority of the Los Angeles Dodgers offseason was dominated with optimism and talk of a World Series challenge after the acquisition of two-time MVP Shohei Ohtani and pitching phenom Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Ben Morse, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 The Dodgers inked contracts with two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani and Japanese pitching ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto during the offseason. Chris Dobstaff, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 But now, the rock phenom is finally back in action. Earl Hopkins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Mar. 2024 Ippei Mizuhara, 39, who has been standing alongside Ohtani for the entirety of 29-year-old phenom's six years in MLB, was paid up to half a million dollars a year to serve as an English translator for the native Japanese speaker, before being fired Wednesday, according to ESPN. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 21 Mar. 2024 While Clark heading to the WNBA may raise questions about sustainability and recent momentum, the emergence of first year phenoms like Watkins and Crooks underscore the depth of talent within the collegiate ranks. Jeff Fromm, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Mizuhara translated for Ohtani in negotiations with six major league baseball teams before the two-way phenom bucked the Dodgers to sign with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of phenom was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Phenom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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