Definition of wunderkind
: a child prodigy; also : one who succeeds in a competitive or highly difficult field or profession at an early age
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This week's CardsHQ podcast breaks down the different angles of the Class of 2018 wunderkind's recruitment with Indiana beat writer Zach Osterman and Kentucky beat writer Fletcher Page.
Fashionista and media wunderkind Tavi Gevinson, age 21, interviews a millennial-skewing array of celebrities.
These wunderkind feats were also the reason that the Market Grille bar at the Valley View HyVee in Overland Park was loaded to the brim with supporters.
The water theme dripped out into the surreal, brooding couture creations that revisited the Dutch wunderkind's signature fusion of organic forms with technology and mechanics.
If Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis can’t convince Trump to stop listening to his wunderkind adviser, that’s a big problem.
Nakamura, the Japanese wunderkind who opened his first ramen spot in Tokyo 17 years ago at the tender age of 22, recently set up shop in NYC's Lower East Side.
Before ever taking the field in a pivotal series against the Rockies, the Dodgers’ received awful news about the status of 20-year-old wunderkind Julio Urias.
Specifically, Hollywood wunderkind Ryan Coogler is concerned about the artist, instructing him to zip up his coat.
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Origin and Etymology of wunderkind
German, from Wunder wonder + Kind child
First Known Use: 1873See Words from the same year
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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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