We borrowed the term “wunderkind,” meaning “child prodigy,” from the Germans. We don’t capitalize it the way they do, but we use the same spelling. When writing in English, don’t half-translate it as “wonderkind.”
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Patrick Kane no longer on thin ice with Blackhawks CHICAGO — Patrick Kane was skating on thin ice. Drafted No. 1 overall in 2007 by Chicago at the impressionable age of 18, the offensive wunderkind was in danger of throwing his promising career away.
June 12, 2013 - Boston Globe
The Manager Who Lost the North Few TV characters have had a more prodigious fall from grace than Robb Stark. He?s gone from avenging our beloved Ned as a wunderkind battle commander to making nearly as many critical missteps as someone intentionally trying to fail.
June 11, 2013 - Forbes