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phenom

noun [C] uk   /fəˈnɒm/ us    /-ˈnɑːm/ US slang
someone or something extremely successful, especially someone young in sports who achieves a lot very quickly: In less than a year, the 21-year-old phenom has become the best player in baseball.
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