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superhero

[ soo-per-heer-oh ]
/ ˈsu pərˌhɪər oʊ /
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noun, plural su·per·he·roes.

a morally righteous hero in a fictional work who possesses extraordinary abilities or supernatural powers and uses them to fight evil, as in comic books and movies: Many classic superheroes wear masks to maintain their secret identities.

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Origin of superhero

First recorded in 1895–1900; from French super-héros
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British Dictionary definitions for superhero

superhero
/ (ˈsuːpəˌhɪərəʊ) /

noun plural -roes

any of various comic-strip characters with superhuman abilities or magical powers, wearing a distinctive costume, and fighting against evil
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