boy wonder


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boy wonder

n.
An extremely talented or accomplished boy or young man.
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boy′ won′der


n.
a young man whose skills or accomplishments are precocious.
[1960–65; perhaps fashioned on German Wunderkind]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boy wonder - an extremely talented young male personboy wonder - an extremely talented young male person
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
prodigy - an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a chess prodigy"
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References in classic literature ?
The boy wondered and grieved that she could not eat; and when, putting his arms round her neck, he tried to wedge some of his cake into her mouth, it seemed to her that the rising in her throat would choke her.
Fergie has said he will field youngsters in tonight's Carling Cup tie against Crystal Palace, among them 18-year-old Ravel Morrison, hailed a boy wonder largely because you wonder how he's stayed out of the nick.
NEVER mind the outcast Robbie Fowler - the Boy Wonder is still around to make Liverpool's opponents quiver with fear.
If England were a football club, nobody would have blamed the boy wonder for slapping in a transfer request.
Boy wonder Johnny McMillan has been handed the task of saving Stranraer's season.
The boy wonder has said he is back to full fitness and this game could hinge on his battle with Alpay.
As well as Di Canio, Celtic fans will also get their chance to cast their eyes over boy wonder Joe Cole.
Tony Fitzpatrick's all set to call up another boy wonder as Saints chase their first home win of the season.
The Arsenal and England boy wonder believes Sir Alex Ferguson's side will drop points because of their hectic schedule as they chase the Treble.
The new boy wonder with the 116 ranking hit 11 aces to Vacek's six and now meets sole surviving Frenchman Cedric Pioline, who beat former Wimbledon champ Richard Krajicek 6-3 6-2 7-5.
Chris O'Donnell returns as Boy Wonder in the big-budget adventure.
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