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precocious

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] præcox

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
precocious

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  1. Characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity.
  2. Exhibiting advanced skills at an abnormally early age.
    The precocious child began reading the newspaper at age four.

Quotations

  • 1964, Sherman Brothers, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, Mary Poppins, Walt Disney
    Mary: Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious / If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious

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