Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “prodigy”

prodigy

noun [C]     /ˈprɒd.ɪ.dʒi/ US  /ˈprɑː.də-/
someone with a very great ability that usually shows itself when that person is a young child: The 16-year-old tennis prodigy is the youngest player ever to reach the Olympic finals. He read in the paper about a mathematical prodigy who was attending university at the age of twelve. → See also child prodigyExperts and specialistsChildren and babies
(Definition of prodigy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of prodigy

More definitions for “prodigy”

Definitions of “prodigy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

crew

If you crew a boat, or crew for someone on their boat, you help to sail it.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More