she·​ro ˈshir-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce shero (audio)
plural sheroes
: a woman regarded as a hero

Examples of shero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is my mom aka my shero. NBC News, 8 Oct. 2020 It’s this beautiful juxtaposition of the shero and the human. Adrienne Gaffney, ELLE, 8 Aug. 2022 Having a collaboration with an all-time shero on your resumé never gets old. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 2 June 2022 Who’s one activist in your book that people should know about as an unsung hero or shero of Southern California? Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2021 Actor Olivia Rodrigo has the songwriting and singing chops that have folks comparing the triple threat to her musical shero, Taylor Swift. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 22 May 2021 Kelly Wilkinson/IndyStar Moms belong this league of sheros. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 26 Apr. 2018 I don’t know about yours, but my mom was a shero who rated a lot more than a card and brunch on Mother’s Day. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 26 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History


blend of she and hero

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shero was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Shero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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