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boy wonder

noun
1.
a young man whose skills or accomplishments are precocious.
Origin of boy wonder
1960-1965
1960-65; perhaps fashioned on German Wunderkind
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  • Little Everard, the boy wonder, has put a dainty foot in it again!

    The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • How's the boy wonder, the only man-eating Dink in captivity?

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • Burris had called him a boy wonder then, when he'd cracked three difficult cases in a row.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Indeed, after being advertised and announced as a boy wonder, he felt that he could not do otherwise.

    The Young Musician Horatio Alger

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