nounpl. -·kinds· or -·kin·der
- 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.