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Difference between Prodigy, Progeny, Protégé and Protégée

Prodigy refers to a person with exceptional talents.

  • Many musicians consider Mozart a child prodigy.

Progeny refers to offspring, children, descendant, or followers.

  • After her brother’s death, she is the last progeny of her parents.

Protégé is a male who is guided or helped by someone.

  • As a youth, Justin considered himself a protégé of Buddy Holly.

Protégée is a female who is guided or helped by someone.

  • Loretta was a protégée of Jane, the head accountant.