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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De Villiers, the taxidermy wunderkind, the sort of ruggedly handsome competitor any sport would promote as its future, sounds like a descendant.
Meet Max Weisel, the 19-year-old wunderkind who began experimenting with iPhone app development in his mid-teens.
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Origin and Etymology of wunderkind
German, from Wunder wonder + Kind child
First Known Use: 1873
WUNDERKIND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wunderkind for English Language Learners
: someone who achieves success or shows great talent at a young age
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