demi·​god | \ ˈde-mē-ˌgäd How to pronounce demigod (audio) \

Definition of demigod

1 : a mythological being with more power than a mortal but less than a god
2 : a person so outstanding as to seem to approach the divine the demigods of jazz

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Aretha offered up only songs and performances for sermons on her private existence, creating a playbook that modern-day music demigods go by to control their narratives. Koko Ntuen, Teen Vogue, "Aretha Franklin Taught Me to Respect Myself and Demand Respect from the World," 17 Aug. 2018 Behind that power is one of this season’s biggest surprises—Max Muncy, who’s apparently evolved into some sort of slugging demigod, with his 17 home runs and 177 OPS+. Emma Baccellieri,, "The Mariners Firmly Enter Baseball's Top Tier in Our Latest Power Rankings," 2 July 2018 Vita Vea may be in Tampa, where veteran Gerald McCoy is ordering him to introduce himself as demigod Maui, but 322-pound tackle Greg Gaines will make sure the gaps stay clogged for the Huskies. Andy Staples,, "Like It or Not, College Football Is Influencing the NFL," 12 July 2018 When Kavanaugh is confirmed, the left will no longer be able to rely on demigods in black robes to make law from the bench. John Kass,, "How to maintain the republic? Originalist justices like Brett Kavanaugh," 10 July 2018 With his magical fishhook, the demigod pulled up the islands from the ocean floor. Vanessa Hua,, "Stargazing summer," 5 July 2018 And Brolin was cool with choking out demigod Loki (Tom Hiddleston), a longtime Marvel favorite. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Sicario' star Josh Brolin is smiling over his killer summer, even with superhero deaths," 26 June 2018 Disney’s 2016 animated adventure comedy is about an ancient Polynesian chieftain’s daughter who seeks out the demigod Maui to stop a terrible curse. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Free summer movies return to local parks," 13 June 2018 Musk’s most devoted fans were eager to have fun, too, trading the sobering reality of Tesla’s shaky financial prospects for a chance to worship at the altar of an authentic Silicon Valley demigod. Maya Kosoff, The Hive, "Why Can’t Investors Just Let Elon Musk Have Fun?," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of demigod

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of demigod was in 1530

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English Language Learners Definition of demigod

: an extremely impressive or important person : a person who seems like a god in some way
: a person in mythology who has some of the powers of a god : a being in mythology who is part god and part human

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