(slang) An exceptionally talented and comparatively young person, esp. a newcomer, who shows great promise in a particular field.
A young person who is exceptionally intelligent, innovatively clever, or precociously successful.
A brilliant or accomplished young person.
Alternative spelling of whiz kid.
Other Word Forms
Origin of whiz-kid
- Alteration of Quiz Kid a panelist on an early game show
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition