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Definition of "phenom" [phenom]

  • Slang A phenomenon, especially a remarkable or outstanding person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "phenom" in a sentence
  • "My corollary to this phenom is the plain-clothes adults trick or treating with an infant sleeping in a stroller - yeah, because the 4 month old will be digging into the laffy taffy any day soon."
  • "WR Marcus Lucas — A 6-4 prep phenom from the Kansas City area, Lucas figures to compete immediately for a job at MU's outside receiver positions."
  • "The 5-foot-7-inch, 150-pound rookie phenom is among the NFL leaders in kickoff and punt returns."