whiz kid
also whizz kid noun Etymology: 3whiz Date: circa 1942 a person who is unusually intelligent, clever, or successful especially at an early age

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  • whiz kid — whiz′ kid n. inf Informal. a youthful and exceptionally intelligent, talented, or successful person • Etymology: 1940–45 whiz′ kid , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • whiz kid — whiz ,kid noun count INFORMAL a young person who is very intelligent or successful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whiz kid — n. Slang an exceptionally talented and comparatively young person, esp. a newcomer, who shows great promise in a particular field …   English World dictionary

  • Whiz kid — This article is about the stereotypical character. For a number of specific historical uses, see Whiz Kids. For the computer game, see Wizkid. For the Marvel Comics character named Wiz Kid, see Taki Matsuya. The whiz kid is a stock character who… …   Wikipedia

  • whiz kid — noun also whizz kid ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: whiz (IV) : a person who is unusually intelligent, clever, or successful especially at an early age * * * Informal. a youthful and exceptionally intelligent, successful, or influential person in a given… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whiz-kid — noun someone whose career progresses rapidly • Syn: ↑go getter, ↑whizz kid, ↑ball of fire • Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑doer, ↑worker * * * /hwiz kid , wiz /, adj. of, pertaining to, or being a whiz kid: a whiz kid sales manag …   Useful english dictionary

  • whiz kid — n. a young whiz. □ The boss’s new whiz kid doesn’t seem to be doing the job very well. □ We need a whiz kid to get things brought up to date around here …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • whiz-kid — /hwiz kid , wiz /, adj. of, pertaining to, or being a whiz kid: a whiz kid sales manager. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • whiz kid —    A whiz kid is someone, usually young, who is very talented and successful at doing something.     Apparently the new engineer knows what he s doing a real whiz kid from what I ve heard …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • whiz kid — Informal. a youthful and exceptionally intelligent, successful, or influential person in a given field: the whiz kid of network programming. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • whiz kid —  not whizz , is generally the preferred spelling, though most dictionaries recognize both. The same applies for whiz bang, but with the addition of a hyphen …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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