supermale

adjective
su·​per·​male | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈmāl How to pronounce supermale (audio) \

Definition of supermale

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

Other Words from supermale

supermale noun, plural supermales
… some [salmon] offspring may get a Y from both mother and father and become so-called supermales. — J. Raloff

First Known Use of supermale

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about supermale

Statistics for supermale

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for supermale

The first known use of supermale was in 1894

See more words from the same year

Comments on supermale

What made you want to look up supermale? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

readily or continually undergoing change

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!