Origin of super
Origin of super-
Related Words for supersensational, great, outstanding, magnificent, topnotch, superb, terrific, marvelous, keen, divine, cool, smashing, glorious, groovy, hot, incomparable, matchless, neat, peerless, wonderful
Examples from the Web for super
Contemporary Examples of super
Further, in the Super Tuesday states of Florida, Texas, and Virginia, Paul is operating at a decided disadvantage.GOP Won’t Forgive Rand for Cop Critique
December 23, 2014
But Goff called it “insulting” to suggest that he might be running a super PAC for personal gain.
The question is, do we need, or are we ready for, super high-end designer drawers for dudes?Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive
December 23, 2014
In Romneyland, the super PAC is being met with real suspicion and skepticism.
The resulting Wool Runners were comfortable, eco-friendly, machine-washable, and super cute—and sold out almost immediately.The Coolest Fashion Innovations of 2014
December 18, 2014
Historical Examples of super
The nature they portray is not human, but super- or subter-human, which you will.Another Sheaf
It was only then that he realized this must be a super mech.
That night he had begged Janith to let him rent a super mech.
He was fighting desperately, his super mech's strength overtaxed.
He wanted to call to the super and ask if at least he could buy the lantern.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
Word Origin for super
Word Origin for super-
"first-rate, excellent," 1837, from prefix in superfine (1682), denoting "highest grade of goods," from Latin super "above, over, beyond" (see super-). Extended usage as a general term of approval is 1895 slang, revived 1960s. Rhyming reduplication form super-duper first attested 1940.
word-forming element from Latin adverb and preposition super "above, over, on the top (of), beyond, besides, in addition to," from PIE *uper "over" (cf. Sanskrit upari, Avestan upairi "over, above, beyond," Greek hyper, Old English ofer "over," Gothic ufaro "over, across," Gaulish ver-, Old Irish for), comparative of root *upo "under."