su·​per·​wom·​an | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce superwoman (audio) \

Definition of superwoman

: an exceptional woman especially : a woman who succeeds in having a career and raising a family

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Recent Examples on the Web Forcing myself to parade my 9-month pregnancy, deliver the keynote, support our team, and work the halls as the host, was my way of feeling like a superwoman, which was mostly about rubbing my own ego. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "The top tech stock during the pandemic isn’t the one you think it is," 23 June 2020 Our prayers and good wishes continue to go out to all those superwomen and supermen in our community right now who are doing it all to support and protect their families during this unprecedented time. Charli Penn, Essence, "Angela Simmons Shares Message To Fans: ‘Pray For Single Parents’," 3 Apr. 2020 The experience taught Clark that the quest to be a superwoman is killing us, and workplace burnout can no longer be ignored. Tamara E. Holmes, Essence, "Workplace Burnout Is Real And Here's How To Cope," 15 Jan. 2020 There’s this notion of a superwoman who can perfectly juggle family and work life. Michael Schuman, New York Times, "Blocked in Business, South Korean Women Start Their Own," 30 Aug. 2019 If anything, the birthday calls for a celebration of Serena being some kind of superwoman. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Why Serena Williams Won't Be Celebrating Her Daughter's First Birthday," 29 Aug. 2018 Her go-to look shows off her sense of style... and demonstrates the fact that superwomen like her have other things to do, instead of sitting in the glam chair all day., "Meghan Markle's Wedding Day Bun Was Messy On Purpose, FYI," 21 May 2018 Thursday's news conference, though, was brightened briefly by an unexpected visitor dressed as a superwoman promoting her book on why Europe needs one. The Christian Science Monitor, "EU-Britain future relationship stalled in deadlock," 13 Oct. 2017 What are your thoughts about being a space superwoman? Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "What’s on US astronaut’s wish list after 9 months in space?," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of superwoman

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Superwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of superwoman

: a woman who is very strong, successful, etc. especially : a woman who has both a successful career and a family

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