Definition of phenom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fəˈnɒm//
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnɑːm//
; BrE BrE//ˈfiːnɒm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfiːnɑːm//
(North American English, informal)
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a person or thing that is very successful or impressive synonym phenomenon the 17-year-old basketball phenom Word Origin late 19th cent.: abbreviation of phenomenon.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: phenom