su·​per·​min·​is·​ter ˌsü-pər-ˈmi-nə-stər How to pronounce superminister (audio)
variants or super-minister
plural superministers or super-ministers
: a government minister who has authority over other ministers or departments
… indicated that he has overall coordinating responsibilities as a sort of superminister for economic affairs.Richard Holbrooke
[Narenda] Modi [prime minister of India] said he would appoint super-ministers to make ministries coordinate better.Reuters

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superminister was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Superminister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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