superwoman

noun

su·​per·​wom·​an ˈsü-pər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce superwoman (audio)
: an exceptional woman
especially : a woman who succeeds in having a career and raising a family

Examples of superwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black women suffer disproportionately from 'superwoman schema' Some students and alumni have protested the decision to reinstate the president and are calling for a separate investigation. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 27 Mar. 2024 Now, back to our reality pushing forward and growing with this superwoman. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 There are some places where this may never happen, but Steamboat Springs in Colorado is one of those spots that make superwoman experiences infinitely more attainable. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 11 Feb. 2024 Writer’s assistant is such a tough job, and Lisa was a superwoman. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Feb. 2024 That the end came against Sweden, the American superwomen’s kryptonite, was no surprise. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 Most significant, Woods-Giscombé also noted a link between superwoman behavior, such as caregiving, stoicism and self-sacrifice, and a variety of adverse health conditions—including disproportionately high rates of cardiovascular disease, obesity and lupus. Jeannine Amber, Essence, 3 Apr. 2022 However, with Wise being celebrated as a sales superwoman, Tupper grew jealous. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 11 Apr. 2023 Being a mom is like being a superwoman! Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 4 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superwoman was in 1906

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“Superwoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superwoman. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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superwoman

noun
su·​per·​wom·​an -ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce superwoman (audio)
: an exceptional woman
especially : a woman who succeeds in having a career and raising a family

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