superheroine

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noun su·per·her·o·ine \ ˌsü-pər-ˈher-ə-wən , -ˈhir-ə-wən , -ˈhe-rə-wən \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of superheroine

plural superheroines
:a female fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers :a female superhero
  • Change may be around the corner, as Wonder Woman—arguably, the most recognized superheroine of the modern age—finally arrived on the big screen.
  • —Lauren Chochinov
  • … women are still waiting—on screen and off—for a place in the comic-book-branded, fanboy-dominated superhero cosmos. This is not to say that there are no superheroines.
  • —Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott
; also :an exceptionally courageous, skillful, or successful woman or girl
  • The band celebrates superheroines … like themselves, who go where most women fear.
  • —Evelyn McDonnell
  • Rorke is a real-life superheroine in her own way. In 2004 … she won the trade and industry department's Technology for Women in Business Award.
  • —Rehana Rossouw

First Known Use of superheroine

1909


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