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superman

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noun su·per·man \ˈsü-pər-ˌman\

Simple Definition of superman

  • : a man who is very strong, successful, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of superman

  1. 1 :  a superior man that according to Nietzsche has learned to forgo fleeting pleasures and attain happiness and dominance through the exercise of creative power

  2. 2 :  a person of extraordinary or superhuman power or achievements

Origin and Etymology of superman

translation of German Übermensch, from über over, super- + Mensch man


First Known Use: 1903


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