su·​per·​na·​tion ˌsü-pər-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce supernation (audio)
plural supernations
: a very large or powerful nation
She argued that the Bush administration was secretly trying to create a supernation by merging the United States with Canada and Mexico.Daniel Scarpinato
But perhaps what I like most about soccer is the fact that America is so bad at it. … It is somehow gratifying, though, to see that the world's all-powerful supernation has an Achilles heel.Carrie Cox

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supernation was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Supernation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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