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.
Mr. Henry's first move was to fire Dan Duquette as general manager and later on bring in wunderkind Theo Epstein.
More to the point this market often seems a lot more dynamic, a lot more exciting, and a lot more relevant than some uptown gallery full of middle-class bores clinking champagne glasses and droning on about how jejune the latest wunderkind is really, darling, just sooo trite, really, overhyped.
According to Montague, Maughn never referred to the wunderkind by name, just as “a young Negro ballplayer … with a great arm.”
Viewing all he was able to achieve, the term "wunderkind" feels like an inadequate description of the man.
Dishonorable Mention: Former wunderkind and current wunderkind (if you define "wunderkind" as a megalomaniacal tool who's inexplicably been allowed to run a television network into the ground with zero accountability) Jeff Zucker and Ben Silverman, respectively.
Among Mr. Barkan's ideas was the pairing of pianist Eldar, a "wunderkind" at 22 years old, and guitarist Pat Martino, a "grand master of jazz guitar" at 66.
Dishonorable Mention: Former wunderkind and current wunderkind if you define "wunderkind" as a megalomaniacal tool who's inexplicably been allowed to run a television network into the ground with zero accountability Jeff Zucker and Ben Silverman, respectively.
Instead, it is, in all seriousness, a Web-streamed ad for a new book by three very ambitious Republican congressmen, Kevin McCarthy of California, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Eric Cantor, the House minority whip and "wunderkind" from Henrico County.
I'm sure that Unca Dick and Dumbya couldn't have been prouder, after they made DAMNED SURE that their "wunderkind," prodigy-boy, damned near the progeny of their own twisted loins, PIYUSH JINDHAL, was FINALLY able to be "elected" (much as yer boy Dumbya was "elected" in 2000, by the Corporate Supreme Court) to the Gubner's Office!
Ken Bruen's Galway have a decent team this year, with some kind of a 'wunderkind' Joe Canning leading their attack
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