supercriminal

noun
su·​per·​crim·​i·​nal | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈkri-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce supercriminal (audio) , -ˈkrim-nəl \
plural supercriminals

Definition of supercriminal

: a very powerful and dangerous criminal Diabolik, the original masked supercriminal of Italian comics, was created to corner a niche market: rail commuters.— Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

First Known Use of supercriminal

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Supercriminal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercriminal. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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