- sup. ct.,
- super band,
- super bowl,
- super giant slalom,
- super glue,
- super middleweight
Origin of super
Origin of super-
Examples from the Web for super
Further, in the Super Tuesday states of Florida, Texas, and Virginia, Paul is operating at a decided disadvantage.
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|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
His style is founded upon modern grace and elegance, to which is super, added something of the simplicity of the grand style.Seven Discourses on Art|Joshua Reynolds
Do not ship it in the super where it was raised nor in a soap box.
But spectacles—to which the "super" has always been indispensable—had already won the favour of playgoers.
The "super's" position upon the stage is strictly defined for him; sometimes even marked on the boards with chalk.
De lectulo, super quem ascendisti, non descendes, sed morte morieris.The Dance of Death|Francis Douce
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."