whiz-kid

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

adjective

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

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of whiz-kid

First recorded in 1940–45

Definition for whiz-kid (2 of 2)

whiz kid

noun Informal.

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

Origin of whiz kid

First recorded in 1940–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for whiz-kid