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Today's Word "wunderkind "

A child prodigy on

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wunderkind \VOON-duhr-kint\ (noun) plural wunderkinder \-kin-duhr\ - 1 : A child prodigy. 2 : One who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.

"When he was well into his 40's, his wunderkind days far behind him, Jason had to wonder whether he had spent all these years resting on his laurels or whether he had actually peaked incredibly early."

 

Origin: 1890–95; < German, equivalent to Wunder wonder + Kind child

 

 

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