whiz kid

variants: or less commonly whizz kid

Definition of whiz kid

: a person who is unusually intelligent, clever, or successful especially at an early age

Examples of whiz kid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opening for Reeves will be Miami’s own Brandon Goldberg, a 15-year old keyboard whiz kid. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 15 Nov. 2021 Skunk then talked in their clue package about being a whiz kid back in their school days. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, 23 Sep. 2021 In her first role on Disney Channel, China Anne McClain plays Chyna Parks, a musical whiz kid who gets accepted to the Advanced Natural Talent (A.N.T) program at a high school. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 17 Sep. 2021 Sam Darnold starts a career resurgence after leaving the Jets, Christian McCaffrey regains his form after an injury-riddled 2020, and former college whiz kid Joe Brady becomes a fearsome NFL play-caller. Brett Knight, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 The conservative whiz kid's Charlie Kirk Show, a regular with the Salem Radio Network, is already syndicated across 85 other stations. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, 16 Apr. 2021 Now Shawn, who played 13 NFL seasons, can witness how his son is breaking into a system operated by whiz kid Sean McVay. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2020 But a year later, the release of Moneyball and the game's increasing reliance on analytics combined with Epstein's success suddenly made the Ivy League whiz kid, for better or worse, the archetype of a GM. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2020 Beane, a former whiz kid, is now one of baseball’s elder statesmen. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of whiz kid

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whiz kid

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“Whiz kid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whiz%20kid. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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: a person who is unusually intelligent or successful especially at an early age

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