[ soo-per-woom-uhn ]
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noun,plural su·per·wom·en.
  1. a woman of extraordinary or superhuman powers.

  2. a woman who copes successfully with the simultaneous demands of a career, marriage, and motherhood.

Origin of superwoman


usage note For superwoman

See -woman.

Words Nearby superwoman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use superwoman in a sentence

  • Hilda Wangel is the "superwoman," who will suffer nothing to stand between her and the realisation of herself.

  • Between fatigue and the nervous strain of maintaining the superwoman pitch for the benefit of her friends, her mind was confused.

    Mrs. Balfame | Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • If ever anybody worked to woo and win and hold a human soul, she did, great superwoman that she was.

    Herland | Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
  • Where he would depict a heartless, ambitious adventuress Bruce would see a glorified and heroic superwoman.

    Daughter of the Sun | Jackson Gregory
  • It would take a superwoman to endure, without herself surrendering, the ignominy of having lived under this roof.

    The Eddy | Clarence L. Cullen

British Dictionary definitions for superwoman


/ (ˈsuːpəˌwʊmən) /

nounplural -women
  1. a woman who fulfils her many roles with apparently superhuman efficiency

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