boy wonder
noun Date: 1925 a young man of noteworthy achievements

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • boy wonder — n a young man who is very successful ▪ Robson, the boy wonder of the department …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boy wonder — noun count a boy or young man who is very intelligent, skillful, or successful. This word often shows that you dislike people like this …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Boy wonder — moved Boy Wonder to Boy wonder:/:Boy Wonder is is similar to a child prodigy and refers to a male who achieves success at an early age. They are often considered precocious youth. The phrase is sometimes a pejorative for a vain, pampered child.… …   Wikipedia

  • Boy Wonder — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Wonder (homonymie). Boy Wonder, de son vrai nom Manuel Alenjandro Ruiz, est un musicien et producteur de cinéma d ascendance dominicaine et portoricaine. Boy Wonder commence une carrière dans la production de hip …   Wikipédia en Français

  • boy wonder — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms boy wonder : singular boy wonder plural boy wonders showing disapproval a boy or young man who is very clever, skilful, or successful …   English dictionary

  • boy wonder — noun an extremely talented young male person • Hypernyms: ↑prodigy, ↑male, ↑male person * * * ˌboy ˈwonder 7 [boy wonder] noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • boy wonder — noun (C) a young man who is very successful: Robson, the boy wonder of the department …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • boy wonder — boy′ won′der n. cvb a young man whose skills or accomplishments are precocious • Etymology: 1960–65; perh. fashioned on G Wunderkind …   From formal English to slang

  • boy wonder — a young man whose skills or accomplishments are precocious. [1960 65; perh. fashioned on G Wunderkind] * * * …   Universalium

  • boy wonder — noun A male child prodigy …   Wiktionary

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