[ oo-ber ]

  1. having the specified property to an extreme or excessive degree; very: an uber fancy restaurant.

  1. designating a person or thing that exceeds the norms or limits of its kind or class: uber intellectuals.

Origin of uber

First recorded in 1960–65; originally used in hyphenated compounds; from German
  • Also German ü·ber [y-buhr]. /ˈü bər/.

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Other definitions for uber- (2 of 2)


  1. A prefixal use of uber, adverb and adjective, with the basic meaning “over, beyond.” It is added to adjectives and nouns to form compounds (uberstylish; uberchefs): a hyphen is sometimes used in new coinages or in any words whose component parts it may be desirable to set off distinctly (uber-luxe).

  • Also über- .

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How to use uber in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for uber-



/ (ˈuːbə) /

combining form
  1. indicating the highest, greatest, or most extreme example of something: America's ubernerd, Bill Gates; the uber-hip young Bohemians

Origin of uber-

C20: from German über over, above

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