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

 

wunderkind

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwʊndəkɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwʊndərkɪnd//
 
(pl. wunderkinder
BrE BrE//ˈwʊndəkɪndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwʊndərkɪndər//
 
)
(from German, sometimes disapproving) Youth
 
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a person who is very successful at a young age See related entries: Youth Word Origin late 19th cent.: from German, from Wunder ‘wonder’ + Kind ‘child’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wunderkind