su·​per·​her·​o·​ine | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈher-ə-wən How to pronounce superheroine (audio) , -ˈhir-ə-wən, -ˈhe-rə-wən \
plural superheroines

Definition of superheroine

: 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

Examples of superheroine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The character has previously been linked to Stephanie Brown, the superheroine Spoiler. NBC News, 24 Oct. 2021 The superheroine has evolved from the print pages of comic books to a television series to a cartoon series to the groundbreaking blockbuster movie in 2017, reaching almost $1 billion at the box office. Cheryl Robinson, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 In Mexico – which has seen several recent feminist uprisings against rape and other forms of gender violence – the government recently created a coronavirus-fighting superheroine named Susana Distancia. Vinodh Venkatesh, The Conversation, 12 July 2021 Gal Gadot is no Lynda Carter but still performs admirably as the titular Amazonian superheroine in this 2017 action tale directed by Patty Jenkins. Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2021 Even in a story of grief, trauma and one conflicted superheroine coming to terms with wrenching personal loss, those terms can always be reset for the promise of another reunion, another season, another spinoff. Michael Phillips,, 5 Mar. 2021 The Amazon superheroine returns, this time in the Cold War 1980s, in a franchise filler that falls far short of what Diana deserves. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 The one thing harder to kill than an Amazon superheroine is a franchise onto which a studio has pinned its hopes. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 Rob Hayes’ script centers on Gretel — hence the title’s name swap — and turns her into woke, coming-of-age superheroine who outsmarts a witch. Mark Kennedy, Houston Chronicle, 31 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of superheroine

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Superheroine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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