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



BrE BrE//ˈprɒdədʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːdədʒi//
(pl. prodigies) Clever
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a young person who is unusually intelligent or skilful for their age a child/an infant prodigy a musical prodigy Mozart was an infant prodigy, composing music at the age of four. The 12-year-old prodigy will play America’s reigning chess champion next week. See related entries: Clever Word Originlate 15th cent. (denoting something extraordinary considered to be an omen): from Latin prodigium ‘portent’.
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