[ an-tee-her-oh-in, an-tahy- ]
/ ˈæn tiˌhɛr oʊ ɪn, ˈæn taɪ- /


a female protagonist, as in a novel or play, whose attitudes and behavior are not typical of a conventional heroine.


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Origin of antiheroine

First recorded in 1905–10; anti- + heroine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020