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[soo-per-woo m-uh n] /ˈsu pərˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural superwomen.
a woman of extraordinary or superhuman powers.
a woman who copes successfully with the simultaneous demands of a career, marriage, and motherhood.
Origin of superwoman
Usage note
See -woman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Because of her courage the emperor bestowed upon her the title of “The superwoman.”

  • They dwarfed the cause of her anger; they left her calm and serene, a cousin to the superwoman.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • Woman, in short, is to learn how to be woman at home, and how not to be superwoman in school.

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • Hilda Wangel is the "superwoman," who will suffer nothing to stand between her and the realisation of herself.

  • It would take a superwoman to endure, without herself surrendering, the ignominy of having lived under this roof.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
  • Between fatigue and the nervous strain of maintaining the superwoman pitch for the benefit of her friends, her mind was confused.

    Mrs. Balfame

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for superwoman


noun (pl) -women
a woman who fulfils her many roles with apparently superhuman efficiency
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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A woman who successfully undertakes marriage, motherhood, and a full working life all at the same time (1976+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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