supergirl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ girl

From 1959's Supergirl, dated May 1959 from DC Comics

Noun[edit]

supergirl (plural supergirls)

  1. (informal) A girl who is particularly successful, talented, or otherwise remarkable.
    • 1998, Hal Erickson, Sid and Marty Krofft:
      [] garrulous skull paperweight wresting the spotlight away from Ruby-Spears' flying cars, supergirls and sasquatches.
    • 2002, Sharon Lamb, The Secret Lives of Girls:
      And it ignores the privilege that helps only certain girls become supergirls and makes them suffer when they come close to achieving this status []
    • 2006, George Zhibin Gu, William Ratliff, China and the new world order
      An average Chinese girl, with talent in singing, dancing, or acting, can be elected a supergirl by TV media outlets.
    • 2007, Esther Blum, Karen Salmansohn, Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous
      You may be a supergirl on the go, but that doesn't mean you can't figure out ways to maximize your morning minutes with some simple nutrition.
    • 2008, Pier Cesare Rivoltella, Digital Literacy:
      [] emphasis on perfection, resulting in mounting pressure on girls to be supergirls.

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