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whiz kid

noun, Informal.
1.
a youthful and exceptionally intelligent, successful, or influential person in a given field:
the whiz kid of network programming.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45

whiz-kid

[hwiz-kid, wiz-] /ˈʰwɪzˌkɪd, ˈwɪz-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or being a whiz kid:
a whiz-kid sales manager.
Origin
1940-45
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whiz kid

modifier

: Then the whiz-kid lawyers collided with a tougher adversary

noun phrase

A very clever young person; a youthful prodigy: the physics whiz kid (1930s+)

[fr whiz1 blended with quiz kid, ''very bright child or young person,'' used of participants in a 1930s radio quiz program]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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