Wonderboy vs Wonderchild - What's the difference?

wonderboy | wonderchild | Hyponyms |

Wonderboy is a hyponym of wonderchild.

As nouns the difference between wonderboy and wonderchild

is that wonderboy is (informal) a male child prodigy, or (loosely) a talented male of any age while wonderchild is a child prodigy.




(en noun)
  • (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 .

    See also







  • A child prodigy.
  • Hyponyms

    * wonderboy (male only)

    Usage notes

    * The plural is relatively rare.