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superwoman

[soo-per-woo m-uh n]
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noun, plural su·per·wom·en.
  1. a woman of extraordinary or superhuman powers.
  2. a woman who copes successfully with the simultaneous demands of a career, marriage, and motherhood.

Origin of superwoman

Usage note

See -woman.
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Examples from the Web for superwoman

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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


British Dictionary definitions for superwoman

superwoman

noun plural -women
  1. a woman who fulfils her many roles with apparently superhuman efficiency
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