phenom

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From phenomenon (remarkable occurrence) by shortening. First use in United States around 1890s.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

phenom (plural phenoms)

  1. Someone or something that is phenomenal, especially a young player in sports like baseball, American football, basketball, tennis, and golf
  2. One who is hip and fashionable

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used sarcastically or in jest.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 11 October 2013, at 19:03