prodigy vs progeny vs protégé :

prodigy or progeny or protege

Your progeny are your kids, though it would be pretty pretentious to refer to them as such. If your child is a brilliantly outstanding person he or she may be a child prodigy. In fact, anything amazingly admirable can be a prodigy. But a person that you take under your wing in order to help promote his or her career is your protégé.Avoid misspelling or mispronouncing “prodigy” as “progidy.”

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  • n  an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
    she is a chess prodigy
  • n  a sign of something about to happen
  • n  an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality

  • n  the immediate descendants of a person

  • n  a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
News & Articles

  • Paddlers to ‘Rock the Locks’ from Minetto to Oswego June 29
    Paddlers and spectators have a chance to win a new Perception Prodigy 12 kayak valued at $700 at the Oswego “Rock the Locks” Paddlefest on June 29. The 12-foot Prodigy weighs 53 pounds and is designed for user-friendly comfort with a water-tight storage compartment to carry gear. Continue reading ? The post Paddlers to ‘Rock the Locks’ from Minetto to Oswego June 29 appeared first on Oswego ...
    June 21, 2013 - Oswego County Today
  • Tickets on sale: Jonny Lang, Blake Shelton, Franz Ferdinand, Bob Newhart
    Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang will return to his onetime home of Minneapolis Sept. 18 to headline the State Theatre.
    June 20, 2013 - Pioneer Press
  • Prodigy & The Alchemist: Dough Pildin' (Music Video)
    Prodigy and Alchemist have just dropped their newest project, Albert Einstein , and release its new music video for "Dough Pildin'". In the clip, P stays his chips, as he rolls out NYC.
    June 18, 2013 - Baller Status

  • Baby Names Inspired By Famous Fathers
    Sometimes the names of the fathers who sired future super achievers turn out to be a lot more interesting than those they bestowed on their progeny. For example, Truman Capote’s dad’s name was Archulus, Humphrey Bogart’s was Belmont, Bela Lugosi’s Istvan and Marc Chagall’s Khatskel.
    June 15, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • Belmont Park: Caroline Thomas aptly spotted in Bit of Whimsy
    ELMONT, N.Y. – In the world of overnight stakes in New York, it is quite common for a trainer to be represented in the race for whom the horse is named. The instance is rare, however, for the honored horse to be represented by one of its own progeny.
    June 14, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
  • The Ann clan endures among classic girls' names
    Few names have given birth to as many variations as Ann, the simplest of the classic girls' names. But while others like Margaret and Elizabeth have spawned near-unrecognizable progeny -- from Bessie to Peggy -- most of the Ann derivatives have stayed close to their mother name.
    June 13, 2013 - Erie Times-News

  • Yeshiva, Bratton Honor Esserman
    Tuesday evening marked the third time the legendary former New York and Boston Police Commissioner William J. Bratton has visited New Haven to celebrate the accomplishments of his protege, New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman.
    June 12, 2013 - New Haven Independent
  • 'The Voice' Reveals Finalists, Adam Levine and Shakira Are Out of Competition
    Amber Carrington and Sasha Allen are the last eliminated singers from the show, leaving Adam and Shakira with no protege in the finals.
    June 12, 2013 - AceShowbiz
  • Radar: Naomi Campbell’s Protégé is Dating Her Ex
    Shouldn’t people already know that you don’t cross Naomi Campbell? Luo Zilin, one of Campbell’s proteges on her reality show The Face , has burned an important bridge by dating Campbell’s ex-boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin. Campbell is said to already be trying to get Zilin fired from her modelling agency. We hope no throwing of cell phones will be involved this time. [ NY Post ] Georgina Chapman ...
    June 10, 2013 - StyleBistro