Definition of superman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsuːpəmæn//
, BrE//ˈsjuːpəmæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːpərmæn//
(pl. supermen
BrE BrE//ˈsuːpəmen//
, BrE//ˈsjuːpəmen//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːpərmen//
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a man who is unusually strong or intelligent or who can do something extremely well compare superwoman Word Originearly 20th cent.: from super- ‘exceptional’ + man, coined by G. B. Shaw in imitation of German Übermensch (used by Nietzsche).

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