from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A child prodigy.
- n. A person of remarkable talent or ability who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A child prodigy; a phenom.
- n. A highly talented or gifted individual; one who is successful at a young age.
German : Wunder, wonder, prodigy (from Middle High German, from Old High German wuntar) + Kind, child; see kindergarten.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Wunderkind, from Wunder ("wonder") + Kind ("child"). (Wiktionary)