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wonderboy (plural wonderboys)

  1. (informal) A male child prodigy, or (loosely) a talented male of any age.
    • 1986, Don Belton, Almost midnight‎
      Daddy had been using that child for a boy prophet, building up a whole new ministry around him, since the child was four years old, calling him a wonderboy...
    • 1992, James B Stewart, Den of thieves
      ...the wonderboys of Detroit and Wall Street...
    • 2004, Joshua Cooper Ramo, No Visible Horizon: Surviving the World's Most Dangerous Sport
      He could have been a robot really. He could be taught to do anything, the coaches thought. He was a wonderboy.

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