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noun Informal.

a youthful and exceptionally intelligent, successful, or influential person in a given field: the whiz kid of network programming.

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Origin of whiz kid

First recorded in 1940–45

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whiz-kid
[ hwiz-kid, wiz- ]
/ ˈʰwɪzˌkɪd, ˈwɪz- /

adjective

of, relating to, or being a whiz kid: a whiz-kid sales manager.

Origin of whiz-kid

First recorded in 1940–45
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