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
: 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
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of superperson was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Superperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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