Wunderkind definition

vo͝ondər-kĭnt, wŭndər-kĭnd
A person of remarkable talent or ability who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
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A person who achieves success or fame in some field of knowledge, profession, etc. at a much earlier age than is usually the case.
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A child prodigy.
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A child prodigy.
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A child prodigy; a phenom.
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A highly talented or gifted individual; one who is successful at a young age.
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Other Word Forms

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