Monday, August 18, 2003
Definitions for wunderkind
- A child prodigy.
- One who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
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Citations for wunderkind
It was even written that, at 20, his best days were behind him. He had gone from a wunderkind to an object of sympathy, a hero struggling not to be forgotten.
In the mid-thirties, he became the youngest and best state director of FDR's National Youth Administration, a Texas wunderkind who at age twenty-eight beat several better known opponents for a south-central Texas congressional seat.
Origin of wunderkind
Wunderkind comes from German, from Wunder, "wonder" + Kind, child.