overman

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See also: Overman and överman

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English overman (a superior; leader; master), equivalent to over- +‎ man. Compare superman.

Noun[edit]

overman (plural overmen)

  1. A person who supervises others; a supervisor, especially in a mine.
    • 1980, Great Britain. Dept. of Health and Social Security, Reported Decisions of the Social Security Commissioner:
      Despite the effects of the disease, he was subsequently promoted to overman and thereafter to undermanager.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Calque of German Übermensch

Noun[edit]

overman (plural overmen)

  1. A person with great powers; a superman.

Etymology 3[edit]

over- +‎ man (verb)

Verb[edit]

overman (third-person singular simple present overmans, present participle overmanning, simple past and past participle overmanned)

  1. To provide with too many personnel; overstaff.

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