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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