phenom

[fee-nom, fi-nom]
noun Slang.
a phenomenon, especially a young prodigy: a twelve-year-old tennis phenom.

Origin:
by shortening

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phenom (fɪˈnɒm)
 
n
informal a person or thing of outstanding abilities or qualities
 
[C20: from phenom(enon)]

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phenom
someone or something that is phenomenal
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Example sentences
The only clue to the mysterious phenom was a white, powdery organism on the
  muzzles, ears and wings of the dead and dying bats.
Suggesting that this is not a human phenom but a mammal one.
Silence on the phenom is gross dereliction of the obligation taken on by anyone
  who claims to be an educator.
It's a media phenom that's changing the look of the world.
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