Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
See also: Wonderwoman
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwʌndə ˈwʊmən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwʌndɚ ˈwʊmən/
- Hyphenation: Won‧der Wo‧man
- A DC Comics superheroine. [from 1941.]
2004, Lillian S[ara] Robinson, “The Book of Lilith”, in Wonder Women: Feminisms and Superheroes, New York, N.Y.; London: Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-96631-3, page 12:
- It was just Wonder Woman whose secret identity threatened to overwhelm and swallow up the heroic reality. I think I was afraid that one day I'd innocently open that month's comic and find Diana Prince waking up to announce that Wonder Woman was only a dream after all.
2014, Tim Hanley, “Introduction”, in Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine, Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Review Press, ISBN 978-1-61374-909-8, pages x–xi:
- Wonder Woman is a recognizable figure: gold tiara, invisible jet, fights bad guys, looks like Lynda Carter. She's a role model for many, and the most famous female superhero in a genre dominated by males. She's also been a feminist icon since Gloria Steinem put her on the first cover of Ms. magazine in 1972. […] Wonder Woman was created during the Golden Age of comics, before the temporary workplace gains of World War II, at a time when women were told that their only place was in the home. An Amazon princess and the most powerful warrior of her race, Wonder Woman ignored these expectations. Her comics didn't just suggest equality of the sexes; they flat-out demonstrated that every woman had innate power and that Wonder Woman was superior to her male counterparts.
DC Comics character
- (by extension of the proper noun) A woman of extraordinary powers; a superwoman.
2007, Jess MacCallum, I Married Wonder Woman… Now What?: A Superhero's Guide for Leading and Loving the Proverbs 31 Wife, Cincinnati, Oh.: Standard Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7847-1945-9, page 84:
2014, Jill Lepore, “Love for All”, in The Secret History of Wonder Woman, New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN 978-0-385-35404-2:
woman of extraordinary powers — see superwoman