Meaning of wunderkind

wun•der•kind

Pronunciation: (voon'dur-kind", wun'- Ger. voon'dur-kint"), [key]
— pl. -kinds, -kin•der
  1. a wonder child or child prodigy.
  2. a person who succeeds, esp. in business, at a comparatively early age.
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