- a child prodigy
- a person who achieves success or fame in some field of knowledge, profession, etc. at a much earlier age than is usually the case
Origin of wunderkindGerman ; from wunder, wonder + kind, child ; from OHG: for Indo-European base see kind
nounpl. wun·der·kin·der also wun·der·kinds
- A child prodigy.
- A person of remarkable talent or ability who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
Origin of wunderkindGerman : Wunder, wonder, prodigy (from Middle High German, from Old High German wuntar) + Kind, child; see kindergarten.
(plural wunderkinder or wunderkinds)
- The etymologically-consistent plural form wunderkinder is considerably more common than the Anglicised plural form wunderkinds.