- a wonder child or child prodigy.
- a person who succeeds, especially in business, at a comparatively early age.
Origin of wunderkind
Examples from the Web for wunderkind
Feinstein, no slouch himself in the wunderkind department, began his career at the age of 20, working for Ira Gershwin.Is Nick Ziobro the Next Frank Sinatra?
July 19, 2014
In 1951, wunderkind conductor Leonard Bernstein married the beautiful actress Felicia Montealegre.Felicia’s Letter to Leonard Bernstein: ‘You Are a Homosexual and May Never Change’
October 29, 2013
First, there was the wunderkind author of Goodbye, Columbus, a landmark postwar debut.Goodbye, Roth: We Should Salute His Decision to Stop Writing
November 10, 2012
Wunderkind backstroker Missy Franklin won gold at the tender age of 17.‘Today’ Show Promo Gaffe and More Biggest London Olympic Fails
August 1, 2012
Andreessen first became famous as the wunderkind founder of Netscape, the original Web browser.Microsoft Buys Skype: Marc Andreessen on the Sale
May 10, 2011
Isn't he what your countrymen would call a 'Wunderkind,' Mademoiselle?Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
- a child prodigy
- a person who is exceptionally successful in his field while still young
Word Origin and History for wunderkind
child prodigy (especially in music), 1891 (G.B. Shaw), from German Wunderkind, literally "wonder-child."