whiz kid

whiz kid

noun Informal.
a youthful and exceptionally intelligent, successful, or influential person in a given field: the whiz kid of network programming.

Origin:
1940–45

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whiz-kid

[hwiz-kid, wiz-]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or being a whiz kid: a whiz-kid sales manager.

Origin:
1940–45

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whizz kid, whiz kid or wiz kid
 
n
informal a person who is outstandingly successful for his or her age
 
[C20: from whizz, perhaps influenced by wizard]
 
whiz kid, whiz kid or wiz kid
 
n
 
[C20: from whizz, perhaps influenced by wizard]
 
wiz kid, whiz kid or wiz kid
 
n
 
[C20: from whizz, perhaps influenced by wizard]

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whiz kid definition


  1. n.
    a young whiz. : The boss's new whiz kid doesn't seem to be doing the job very well.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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