phenom

[ fee-nom, fi-nom ]
/ ˈfi nɒm, fɪˈnɒm /

noun Slang.

a phenomenon, especially a young prodigy: a twelve-year-old tennis phenom.

Nearby words

  1. phenolion,
  2. phenology,
  3. phenolphthalein,
  4. phenolsulfonephthalein,
  5. phenolsulfonphthalein,
  6. phenomena,
  7. phenomenal,
  8. phenomenalism,
  9. phenomenalize,
  10. phenomenology

Origin of phenom

by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for phenom

phenom

/ (fɪˈnɒm) /

noun

informal a person or thing of outstanding abilities or qualities

Word Origin for phenom

C20: from phenom (enon)

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Word Origin and History for phenom

phenom

n.

shortened form of phenomenon, U.S. baseball slang, first recorded 1890.

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