whiz-kid

[hwiz-kid, wiz-]

Origin of whiz-kid

First recorded in 1940–45

whiz kid

noun Informal.
  1. 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
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Related Words for whiz-kid

genius, prodigy, sensation, wonder, comer, phenom, polymath, wunderkind

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