supermale

adjective

su·​per·​male ˌsü-pər-ˈmāl How to pronounce supermale (audio)
1
: extremely male or masculine : supermasculine
a supermale face
… the enduring image of the gyms of the 1960s and '70s is of … supermale bodybuilder patrons.Eric Chaline
2
: having more than one Y chromosome
supermale asparagus plants
a supermale catfish
3
of hermaphroditic fish : relating to or being a large, dominant, colorful male that has morphed from a female
supermale parrotfish
supermale noun
plural supermales
… some [salmon] offspring may get a Y from both mother and father and become so-called supermales. J. Raloff

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of supermale was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Supermale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supermale. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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