superhero

[ soo-per-heer-oh ]
/ ˈsu pərˌhɪər oʊ /

noun, plural su·per·he·roes.

a hero, especially in children's comic books and television cartoons, possessing extraordinary, often magical powers.

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Origin of superhero

First recorded in 1960–65
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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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