The definition of a prodigy is someone who is especially skilled at a task or especially intelligent, especially at a young age.(noun)
An example of a prodigy is chess great Bobby Fisher.
See prodigy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. prodigies
Origin: L prodigium < pro-, before + OL *agiom, a thing said < aio, I say: see adage
See prodigy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. prod·i·gies
Origin: Middle English prodige, portent
Origin: , from Latin prōdigium.
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