shero

noun
she·​ro | \ ˈshir-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce shero (audio) \
plural sheroes

Definition of shero

: a woman regarded as a hero

Examples of shero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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First Known Use of shero

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shero

blend of she and hero

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Cite this Entry

“Shero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shero. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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