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overman

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noun over·man \ˈō-vər-mən, -ˌman\

Definition of overman

  1. 1 :  a man in authority over others; specifically :  foreman

  2. 2\-ˌman\ [translation of German Übermensch] :  superman 1

First Known Use of overman

13th century


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verb over·man \ˌō-vər-ˈman\

Definition of overman

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to have or get too many personnel for the needs of overman a ship

First Known Use of overman

circa 1637

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