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wunderkind

[ voon-der-kind, wuhn-; German voon-duhr-kint ]
/ 藞v蕣n d蓹r藢k瑟nd, 藞w蕦n-; German 藞v蕣n d蓹r藢k瑟nt /
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noun, plural wun路der路kinds, German wun路der路kin路der [voon-duhr-kin-duhr]. /藞v蕣n d蓹r藢k瑟n d蓹r/.
a wonder child or child prodigy.
a person who succeeds, especially in business, at a comparatively early age.
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Origin of wunderkind

1890鈥95; <German, equivalent to Wunderwonder + Kind child

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British Dictionary definitions for wunderkind

wunderkind
/ (藞w蕦nd蓹藢k瑟nd, German 藞v蕣nd蓹r藢k瑟nt) /

noun plural -kinds or -kinder (German -k瑟nd蓹r)
a child prodigy
a person who is exceptionally successful in his field while still young

Word Origin for wunderkind

C20: German, literally: wonder child
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