superman

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A calque of German Übermensch; super- +‎ man. Compare overman. The sense of "person of extraordinary powers" was reinforced by the character Superman.

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superman (plural supermen or supermans)

  1. (chiefly philosophy) An imagined superior type of human being representing a new stage of human development; übermensch.
    Nietzsche wrote of the coming of the superman.
  2. A person of extraordinary or seemingly superhuman powers.
    He worked like a superman, to single-handedly complete the project on time.
  3. (plural supermans) A motorcycling stunt in which the rider releases both hands from the handlebars in mid-air.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

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superman m (plural supermans)

  1. (philosophy) superman
  2. superman (man with superpowers)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English super- +‎ man

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superman m (invariable)

  1. superman