su·​per·​per·​son | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈpər-sᵊn How to pronounce superperson (audio) \
variants: or super-person
plural superpeople\ ˌsü-​pər-​ˈpē-​pəl How to pronounce superperson (audio) \ or super-people also superpersons or super-persons

Definition of superperson

1 : a person or fictional hero having extraordinary powers or abilities : superhero I was pure celebrity to them, some kind of superperson because a published writer.— Marge Piercy … it remains interesting that the flick is set during World War I, which is a first for a superperson outing.— Abraham Riesman You don't have to be the super-person who does it all yourself.— Barb Morrison The controversial experiments are, in effect, feasibility studies of whether it's possible to make super-people engineered to avoid genetic disorders or resist disease.— Antonio Regalado
2 : a divine or superindividual entity especially when regarded as having human characteristics … God is imagined to be a super-person, doing things people do but on an infinite, eternal scale.— Sallie McFague

First Known Use of superperson

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Superperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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