wunderkind definition by Webster's New World
- 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: German ; from wunder, wonder plush kind, child ; from OHG: for Indo-European base see kind
wunderkind definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. wun·der·kin·der
- A child prodigy.
- A person of remarkable talent or ability who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
Origin: German : Wunder, wonder, prodigy (from Middle High German, from Old High German wuntar) + Kind, child; see kindergarten.