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

Examples of superwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Podcasts seemed to be a good medium for the busy superwoman trying to do it all. Jess Cording, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Margarita Olvera Virchis was such a superwoman, born in Mexico City on June 10, 1919 and taken away by a horrific accident, a hit and run, on Jan. 20, 1991. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 May 2021 In the audience were her parents, in town from her childhood home in New Orleans, and her husband, who had described her as a kind of superwoman, along with six of their seven children, who led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. New York Times, 11 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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, 15 Jan. 2020 There’s this notion of a superwoman who can perfectly juggle family and work life. Michael Schuman, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2019 If anything, the birthday calls for a celebration of Serena being some kind of superwoman. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, 29 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of superwoman

1906, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2021

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“Superwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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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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