wunderkind

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noun wun·der·kind \ ˈvu̇n-dər-ˌkint \

Definition of wunderkind

plural wunderkinder play \ˈvu̇n-dər-ˌkin-dər\
:a child prodigy; also :one who succeeds in a competitive or highly difficult field or profession at an early age

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Origin and Etymology of wunderkind

German, from Wunder wonder + Kind child


WUNDERKIND Defined for English Language Learners

wunderkind

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Definition of wunderkind for English Language Learners

  • : someone who achieves success or shows great talent at a young age


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