Wunderkind Definition

vo͝ondər-kĭnt, wŭndər-kĭnd
wunderkinder, wunderkinds
noun
A child prodigy.
Webster's New World
A person who achieves success or fame in some field of knowledge, profession, etc. at a much earlier age than is usually the case.
Webster's New World

A highly talented or gifted individual; one who is successful at a young age.

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Other Word Forms of Wunderkind

Noun

Singular:
wunderkind
Plural:
wunderkinder, wunderkinds

Origin of Wunderkind

  • German Wunder wonder, prodigy (from Middle High German) (from Old High German wuntar) Kind child kindergarten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Wunderkind, from Wunder (“wonder") + Kind (“child").

    From Wiktionary

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