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supe etymology Shortened from super, ultimately from supernumerary.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (dated, slang, theater) A extra or walk-on.
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super pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈs(j)uː.pə(ɹ)/
  • (US) /ˈsu.pɚ/
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etymology 1 From Latin super.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Of excellent quality, superfine.
  2. better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
Synonyms: (better) awesome, excellent
related terms:
  • super-
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super-). The party was super awesome.
etymology 2 From superintendent
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, Northeastern US) Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".
etymology 3 From superannuation
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Australia, New Zealand, informal, uncountable) Short form of superannuation, the Australian/New Zealand retirement benefits or pension scheme. Jane looked forward to collecting a large super payout when she retired.
etymology 4 Shortened form of superhive.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (beekeeping) An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
Synonyms: (beekeeping) duplet
antonyms:
  • (beekeeping) nadir
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (beekeeping) To add or to place a super atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
    • 1917 Dadant, C. P., First Lessons in Beekeeping; revised & rewritten edition, 1968, by M. G. Dadant and J. C. Dadant, p 73: The question is: when is the best time to super?
etymology 5 Shortened form of superhero.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (comics, slang) superhero.
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etymology 6 Shortened form of supernumerary.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (theatre) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no line to speak.
anagrams:
  • purse, rupes, sprue
superambitious etymology super + ambitious
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very ambitious.
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superannuation etymology {{back-form}} pronunciation
  • (Australia) /ˈs(j)ʉːpəˌɹænjʉːˈæɪʃn̩/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (usually, uncountable, UK, Australia, New Zealand) A retirement benefit fund, an accumulation of regular deductions from one′s wage or salary while employed and similar regular contributions from the employer, usually administered by an independent entity; a pension.
    • 1823, Edmund Burke (editor), Annual Register: 1822, Volume 64, page 137, One of the principal objections to it was, that the period of service, after which superannuations were granted, was too limited,….
    • 1840, John Henry Barrow (editor), The Mirror of Parliament, Volume 4, page 2867, I think it would be harsh to deprive them of their superannuations without a knowledge of the circumstances under which they are proposed.
    • 1991, John Godwin, Michael Costa, Julie Hamblin, Mark Duffy, David Patterson, Australian HIV/AIDS Legal Guide, page 465, A person must not discriminate by failing to supply superannuation or insurance, or in the terms on which, or in the way in which superannuation or insurance is supplied.
    • 2010, Stephen J Marsden, Australian Master Bookkeepers Guide [2009/10], 3rd Edition, page 578, If an entity employs temporary residents who are eligible for the superannuation guarantee, then the entity is required to make superannuation contributions for them.
  2. (uncountable) The act or process of being superannuate.
Synonyms: (retirement fund) pension, super (colloquial), (act of being superannuated) retirement
superaspirin etymology super + aspirin
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, medicine) Any of several classes of compound that have certain characteristics of aspirin (blocking the release of prostaglandin) without its drawbacks
superassassin etymology super + assassin
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A remarkably talented assassin.
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superbabe etymology super + babe
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A highly sexual desirable young woman.
    • 2003, Phillip Oppenheim, Maggie to Margaritas "This town's stuffed with A-list hardbody superbabes," he confided in me — "Idaho farm girls, preacher's {{SIC}} daughters from Ohio, Alabama college girls — every last cute-assed one of them wants to be an actress.
    • 2005, Karen Kingsbury, A Time to Embrace: A Story of Hope, Healing, and Abundant Life The superbabes would all be after him once they got a look at this thing. Man, she could probably do zero to sixty in five flat.
    • 2007, Michael Gilbert, The Disposable Male: Sex, Love, and Money-Your World Through Darwin's Eyes The superficial sexual trigger, honed in the forest and out on the savanna, is why men still duck out of chat rooms and keep going back to the superbabes and vixens.
superbad etymology super + bad
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Very bad; villainous.
    • 2005, Kenneth V. Hardy, Tracey A. Laszloffy, Teens who hurt (page 90) Whose{{SIC}} gonna remember a black man unless he was a superstar athlete or a superbad criminal? Black men in America die like flies everyday, and no one cares. Hell, I doubt that I will live to 21.
  2. (slang) Fine, excellent.
    • 2003, Etta James, David Ritz, Rage to survive: the Etta James story (page 218) Brian became my little brother; he was a superbad bluesman.
superbitch etymology super + bitch
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, vulgar) A particularly malicious or powerful bitch (unpleasant woman).
superbo etymology superb + o
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (slang) superb, excellent
superbrat etymology super + brat The term came into popular usage around 1979 when the British press branded the young American tennis star John McEnroe "Superbrat", referring to McEnroe's verbal and physical actions in anger when a line call went against him.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, chiefly, derogatory) A bratty superstar, especially one who plays professional sport.
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    • 1990, Una-Mary Parker, Veil of Secrets How, she asked herself, could a mature man of such enormous talent sink to the level of behaving like a superbrat?
    • 2006, Buzz Bissinger, Three Nights in August In the off-season, the Cardinals looked on like envious children as the superbrats made the multimillion-dollar moves that still define the game...
superbug
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A strain of bacteria that has become resistant to many antibiotic.
  2. (US) An insect, Bemisia tabaci, that is a serious pest.
supercaffeinated etymology super + caffeinated
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Containing large amounts of caffeine.
  2. (humorous, of a person) Hyperactive.
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supercaffeine
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, humorous, very, rare) Any substance having a strong physiological effect, similar to that of caffeine but stronger.
quotations:
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supercarrier etymology super + carrier
noun: {{en-noun}} {{wikipedia}}
  1. (informal) The largest type of aircraft carrier, usually displacing over 70,000 long ton.
superchurch etymology super + church
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A large, well-equipped modern church, often formed by the union of several smaller churches.
supercock etymology super + cock
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, vulgar) A large penis.
    • 1973, Penthouse Magazine, Volume 8, Issues 1-6 (link): I would say that a thickness of 2 ins diameter and a length of 11 ins would count as a supercock.
    • 2010, Jim Izrael, The Denzel Principle: Why Black Women Can't Find Good Black Men, St. Martin's Press (2010), ISBN 9780312534851, page 140: The problem with the argument about the absentee daddy is that in order to buy into it, you have to believe that black women are dumb as rocks, {{…}} and that the black supercock is a mystical one-eyed wonderweasel that mesmerizes and hypnotizes defenseless young black girls {{…}}
  2. (Philippines, dated) A formidable gamecock.
    • 1959, , Of Cocks and Kites, and Other Short Stories, Regal Publishing Co. (1959), page 61: {{…}} You know, I could understand your anxiety if you were betting on just any rooster. But when you wager on a supercock like this, why, it's just like putting your money on San Miguel."
Synonyms: (large penis) donkey cock, donkey dick, horse cock, horse dick, monster cock, superdick, superpenis
quotations:
  • {{seemoreCites}}
supercomfortable etymology super + comfortable
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very comfortable. The hotel had supercomfortable beds.
supercomplicated etymology super + complicated
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very complicated.
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superconnected etymology super + connected
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (graph theory, of a graph) whose every minimum vertex cut leads to isolated vertices
    • 2003, H. L. Bodlaender, Graph-theoretic concepts in computer science: 29th International Workshop For a superconnected probe interval graph G, a tree 4-spanner can be constructed easily.
  2. (informal) Being a major user of communication technologies.
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superconvenient etymology super + convenient
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (rare, informal) Very convenient.
supercookie etymology super + cookie
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (computing, informal) A data store on a user's computer that can be accessed by website and used as a more persistent form of cookie.
    • 2005, Brian Lesser, Giacomo Guilizzoni, Robert Reinhardt, Programming Flash Communication Server The SharedObject class is familiar to many Flash programmers as a way to create a kind of supercookie; a local shared object (LSO) can store ActionScript data on the client between sessions.
    • 2005, "Boojum", Supercookie (on Internet newsgroup microsoft.public.security) While doing an online security scan, I was told I can {{SIC}} a vulnerability because of the presence of a supercookie.
    • 2009, "Billy", Adobe's Flash Player sets "supercookies" (on Internet newsgroup alt.comp.freeware) I use the SR Ware Iron Browser, always on Incognito, and set to remove all data when i close the pane. I also remove all records after each day. Can you tell me, does this remove the supercookies?
supercool etymology super + cool
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (physics) To cool a material below its transition temperature without that transition occurring
Synonyms: undercool
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very cool; thoroughly excellent, relaxed, or fashionable.
    • 2009, Bob LeVitus, Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies (page 323) On to how to access your Home folder from a remote Mac — a supercool feature that's only bound to get more popular as the Internet continues to mature.
supercop etymology super + cop
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A highly skilled and dedicated member of the police.
supercozy etymology super + cozy
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (rare, informal) Very cozy.
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supercunt etymology From super + cunt.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) The vagina seen as being supremely sexually powerful or exciting.
    • 1935, Anaïs Nin, diary, 5 Sep 1935: He takes me so violently that I tell him he must have reached a supercunt.
    • 1938, Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn: This time I call the realm of the super-cunt, for it defies speed, calculation or imagery.
    • 2000, Jackie Collins, Lethal Seduction: ‘I know – it's crazy,’ Testio said, putting down several lines. ‘There you have this incredibly gorgeous twenty-three-year-old supercunt, and she only gets off on fifteen-year-old boys.’
  2. (vulgar, slang) An exceptionally annoying person.
    • 2002, Martin Duberman, Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey, page 173 "You know, you see me as supercunt. You always have. It's one way you frighten yourself off, keep yourself distant. Well, I'm not supercunt.
Synonyms: superpussy
supercute etymology super + cute
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very cute.
superdetective etymology super + detective
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. An extremely skillful or dedicated detective
Synonyms: superdick (informal), supersleuth
related terms:
  • supercop
superdick
etymology 1 super + dick ‘penis’
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) A very large penis.
    • 1971, Iceberg Slim, Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim, Holloway House (2004), ISBN 0870679368, pages 171-172: The pedestal reverence of white men (particularly in the deep South) for their women and their insane ritual of making the black man a disemboweled corpse are like hideous mirrors reflecting the white man's sexual agony and his paranoic terror of the mythic big black superdick having universal congress with the mythic white supercunt.
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Synonyms: donkey cock, donkey dick, horse cock, horse dick, monster cock, supercock, superpenis
etymology 2 super + dick ‘detective’
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A talented or famous detective.
    • 1942, Drew Pearson, "'Junior Gestapo' Listens in On Army and Navy Telephone Calls", St. Petersburg Times, 30 November 1942: The amateur sleuths of the Donovan committee, many of them former socialite appeasers from the state department, follow the same practices as the superdicks in the Army and Navy.
    • 1996, Derrick Mathis, "Film Notes: remembering the real movie queens", Chicago Reader, 11 April 1996: But unlike his peers who readily identified with the hard-boiled superdicks played by Humphrey Bogart and William Powell, Dyer found it easier to relate to the villains and supporting characters like Clifton Webb's prissy Waldo in Laura and Peter Lorre's scented sissy in The Maltese Falcon.
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Synonyms: superdetective, supersleuth
superexcited etymology super + excited
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (physics, chemistry) Of or pertaining to an excitation level with an extremely high level of excess energy, usually equivalent to at least 10 eV per molecule greater than the first potential of ionization a superexcited state
  2. (colloquial) Very excited We're just superexcited that you're coming.
related terms:
  • superexcitation
verb: {{head}}
  1. en-past of superexcite
superfabulous etymology super + fabulous
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very fabulous; great, fantastic, wonderful.
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    • 2008, Elizabeth Karmel, Bob Blumer, Pizza on the Grill: 100 Feisty Fire-Roasted Recipes for Pizza & More (page 111) With a few simple ingredients and a minimal amount of effort, these nuts will go from ordinary to superfabulous!
superfeminine etymology super + feminine
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very feminine.
    • 1987, Margaret Hobbs, The Hitching Post Hit somewhere in the middle. How about that red dress? Smashing! You'd look superfeminine.
superflack etymology super + flack
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A highly successful publicity agent.
    • 1997, Frank Sanello, Jimmy Stewart: A Wonderful Life (page 126) The more sophisticated War Department officials knew exactly where Jimmy would be most effective — as a superflack for the entire war effort.
    • 2010, Ian Halperin, The Governator (page 140) Bobby Zarem was considered and up-and-coming public relations genius, a superflack.
superflirt etymology super + flirt
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (rare, informal) An incurable or accomplished flirt.
    • 1999, Elizabeth Cage, If Looks Could Kill Jo grinned wide, immediately slipping into superflirt mode. She spoke with a slight Spanish accent.
    • 2001, Lois Tyson, Learning for a diverse world Have you ever had a roommate who habitually forgot to give you your telephone messages, who turned into a superflirt whenever a date came by to pick you up...
    • 2005, Eve Marx, Read My Hips: The Sexy Art of Flirtation Sam, you were a superflirt!
superfool etymology super + fool
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) Somebody remarkably foolish.
superfriend etymology super + friend
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A friend with remarkable abilities or superpower.
    • 1995, Stephen Kline, Out of the garden The cumulative message of the series is that these superfriends somehow combine the forces of nature, the machine and the mind of man...
    • 2003, Laurie Delgatto, She Said... He Said... They want a superfriend who is able to cure a blue day or a confrontation with someone faster than a speeding bullet.
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superfrugal etymology super + frugal
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very frugal.
superfuck etymology super + fuck
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, pejorative, rare) A contemptible person.
  2. (vulgar) A remarkable session of sexual intercourse.
supergeeky etymology super + geeky
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Extremely geeky.
    • {{quote-news}}
    • 2008, Doug Sahlin, Bill Sanders, Flash CS4 All-in-One For Dummies We mark that information with our supergeeky hero so that you know that it's just background information.
Synonyms: supernerdy, ubergeeky, ubernerdy, ultrageeky, ultranerdy
supergirl etymology super + girl
noun: {{en-noun}}
  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.
supergroovy etymology super + groovy
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Extremely groovy.
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superherodom etymology superhero + dom
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) The realm of superhero.
    • 2008, Shirrel Rhoades, Comic books: how the industry works (page 59) The costumes of superherodom's most enduring figures, such as the costumes of Superman, Batman, Dr. Doom, Daredevil, and Spider-Man have endured for decades...
  2. (informal) The deeds of superhero.
    • 2006, Bill Myers, My life as a stupendously stomped soccer star (page 10) It had been another long day of superherodom for our supersized superhero... Pudgy Boy.
superhero insurance
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (fiction, humorous) The phenomenon of superhero often causing excessive damage to property without thereafter having to deal with payment or lawsuit.
superhip etymology super + hip
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very hip; trendy and fashionable.
    • 2004, Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince, Frommer's Paris 2005 Menu items might remind you of the fare you'd find in a superhip Los Angeles restaurant.
superlative {{was wotd}} {{wikipedia}} etymology From Middle English superlatyf, from Old French superlatif, from ll superlātīvus, from Latin superlātus, past participle of superfero, from super + fero. pronunciation
  • (RP) /suːˈpɜː.lə.tɪv/, /sjuːˈpɜː.lə.tɪv/
  • (US) /suˈpɝː.lə.tɪv/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. The highest extent or degree of something.
  2. (grammar) The form of an adjective that expresses which of more than two items has the highest degree of the quality expressed by the adjective; in English, formed by appending "-est" to the end of the adjective (for some short adjectives only) or putting "most" before it. exampleThe superlative of "big" is "biggest".
  3. (informal) An adjective used to praise something exceptional. exampleDaniel is amazing, wonderful, fantastic, and many other superlatives I can’t think of right now!
Synonyms: (highest degree) acme, peak
related terms:
  • superlative degree
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Exceptionally good; of the highest quality; superb.
  2. (grammar) Of or relating to a superlative.
Rather formal, reflecting its Latin etymology; more colloquial alternatives include exceptional, fabulous, above and beyond, and others. Synonyms: (exceptionally good) above and beyond, exceptional, extraordinary, superb
superlawyer etymology super + lawyer
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A very successful or powerful lawyer.
    • 2011, Christopher J. Matthews, Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America, page 115: Fearful that the publicity would cripple his presidential buildup, Kennedy paid an emergency call on Washington superlawyer Clark Clifford.
superlong etymology super + long
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very long
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superloo etymology super + loo
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (UK, informal) A luxurious public toilet.
    • 1984, Popular Science The French "superloos" are open 24 hours. They afford total privacy in an atmosphere of warm, clean-smelling air and piped-in music.
    • 1987, George Marshall, In a distant isle: the Orkney background of Edwin Muir I shall certainly hear more about the superloo than drugs, and it will be genuine and spontaneous...
    • 2000, Nick Cohen, Cruel Britannia: Reports on the Sinister and the Preposterous The city was promised 550 'free' pillars that could be turned into superloos with Muzak and heated seats, kiosks...
    • 2004, Keith Ridgway, The parts ...and the theatre and the travel agents and the superloos and the monument and the corners and the doorways and the altering light and diminishing crowds.
supermanager etymology super + manager
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A highly skilled and dedicated manager.
supermod
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Internet, informal) supermoderator
supermolecule
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (physics, chemistry) A transitory, quantum-mechanical entity formed when two molecule react
  2. (informal, chemistry) A macromolecule
supermom
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, informal) A mother who looks after her home and children whilst being in full-time employment
supermonster etymology super + monster
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) An especially powerful or fearsome monster.
    • 2005, Rick Tobin, Feeding the Monster: The True Threat to American Education That's because they've already fallen under the supermonster's spell. They don't know how to fight back. They don't even remember that they can fight back.
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supermosque etymology super + mosque
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A large, well-equipped modern mosque, serving a large Muslim congregation
supermusical etymology super + musical
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A major, ambitious musical (stage production in which songs are performed).
supernacular etymology supernaculum + ar
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (obsolete, humorous, of alcoholic drink) Of outstanding quality; that one would wish to drink to the last drop.
anagrams:
  • supranuclear
supernice etymology super + nice
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Especially nice or pleasant. I met this supernice guy last night.
superoptimistic etymology super + optimistic
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Extremely optimistic.
superorganized etymology super + organized
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very organized.
    • {{quote-news}}
superpenis etymology super + penis
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) A very large or exceptional penis.
    • 1971, John A. Meeks, The Fragile Alliance: An Orientation to the Outpatient Psychotherapy of the Adolescent, Williams & Wilkins (1971), ISBN 9780683059311, page 123: The youngster calmed down somewhat and recognized that he had been saying, in effect, that he had a "superpenis." He laughingly asked, "I guess I made it sound like it was long enough to polevault with, eh?"
    • 1977, John Sparks, The Sexual Connection: Mating the Wild Way, McGraw-Hill (1977), ISBN 9780070599086, page 8: The celebrated American sexologists William Masters and Virginia Johnson discovered that superpenises tend to behave differently from average-sized versions.
    • 1978, Donald A. Read & Judith Sutton, The Concept of Health, Holbrook Press (1978), ISBN 9780205056866, page 164: Despite persistent legends of "superpenises," the length of the average human penis is three to three-and-a-half inches while flaccid {{…}}
    • 2004, Vamik D. Volkan, "Actualized unconscious fantasies and 'therapeutic play' in adults' analyses: further study of these concepts", in Power of Understanding: Essays in Honour of Veikko Tahka (ed. Aira Laine), Karnac Books (2004), ISBN 1855753952, page 138: It soon became clear that what Sepp had done by buying this "superbike" was to go from having a non-functional penis to a "superpenis."
Synonyms: (large penis) donkey cock, donkey dick, horse cock, horse dick, monster cock, supercock, superdick
superphone etymology super + phone
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A remarkably advanced telephone.
    • 1978, Popular Mechanics (volume 149, number 4, April 1978) Other single-unit superphones are Figure-phone, which packs a calculator, clock and automatic redialer for about $270...
    • 1981, Science Digest (volume 89) A "superphone" for the deaf and deaf-blind, created by Ultratech of Madison, Wisconsin, can convert a typed message into sound...
    • 1989, Austin H. Kiplinger, Knight A. Kiplinger, America in the global '90s: the shape of the future The same superphones will monitor the security system in your home...
    • 2005, William Charles Mann, Smart technology for aging, disability, and independence Not everyone owns a “superphone” with internet access like the Sony Ericsson P900...
    • 2008, Mac Life (volume 2, number 4, April 2008) Standing around pushing buttons on a superphone creates quite an appetite. So I stopped at my favorite taqueria...
    • 2009, Alastair Sweeny, BlackBerry Planet The device was a truly smart phone—some even said a superphone. Jobs argued that it had enough security to satisfy all but the most paranoid IT manager.
superpimp etymology super + pimp
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) An extremely successful pimp.
superplane etymology super + plane
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A very large or technologically sophisticated aeroplane.
    • 1954, The Popular Science Monthly (volume 165) The exteriors of these superplanes will be made of glass. The plane will have a glass fuselage, glass wings, glass ailerons and glass stabilizers.
  2. (mathematics) hyperplane
    • 1998, Mathematical Association of America, Mathematical Reviews‎ In this paper the authors reconsider the Dirac brackets for fermionic coordinates in the context of quantum deformations of the superplane.
superplayer etymology super + player
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A highly skilled and successful sports player.
superprick etymology super + prick
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) A highly objectionable person.
superprimary etymology super + primary
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, US) A primary election for president that takes place on the same day across a wide geographic area covering many voter.
    • 1988, Herbert B. Asher, Presidential elections and American politics There is much debate and speculation about how the southern superprimary will actually work. Some observers argue that one unintended consequence of the regional primary will be to make it more difficult for long-shot candidacies...
    • {{quote-news}}
Synonyms: megaprimary
superpsyched etymology super + psyched
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very thrilled or excited.
    • {{quote-news}}
superpussy etymology {{blend}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) A highly coveted vagina or by extension a desirable woman
    • 2003, Amy Wallace, Sorcerer's apprentice: my life with Carlos Castaneda, page 156 If you want to be the most orgasmic creature in all the universe, I'll make you into a superpussy!
    • 2007, Roland S. Jefferson, One Night Stand: A Novel, page 172 A woman believing she has a 'superpussy,' so strong that it'll pull the husband away from the wife.
    • 2009, Jamie Alden, Kept, page 56 Angela and her superpussy are so special
Synonyms: supercunt
supersale etymology super + sale
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A sale offering exceptional discount.
    • 1975, Bob Considine, The remarkable life of Dr. Armand Hammer At the end of the disheartening day, Armand called Martin Huberth and it was agreed that Macy's was not the proper stage for the supersale.
    • 1990, Vicki Koeplin, Priscilla Johnston, The Greater Seattle Super Shopper ...the low prices and huge selection of athletic wear and sporting goods at this Labor Day Weekend supersale sponsored by Olympic Sports!
anagrams:
  • pleasures
supersalesman etymology super + salesman
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) An exceptionally talented or successful salesman.
supersaver etymology super + saver
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A very thrifty person; one who save a lot of money.
  2. (UK) A type of railway ticket offering a significant discount on the normal fare.
superscout etymology super + scout
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) An exceptionally talented or successful scout (one who seeks out potential talent for a sports team).
superserious etymology super + serious
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very serious.
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supersexy etymology super + sexy
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very sexy.
    • 2007, Deborah Norville, Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You On her way home from work the night before, Kim had stopped at Nordstrom's and found a supersexy pair of shoes on sale.
    • 2007, Sharon Lamb, Lyn Mikel Brown, Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes ....looking at the images of adult women on TV and in movies, magazines, and music videos; the overwhelming number of these images are supersexy, superhot.
supership etymology super + ship
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  1. (informal) An especially large ship.
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supershit etymology super + shit
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, pejorative, rare) A highly contemptible person.
anagrams:
  • superhits
supersinger etymology super + singer
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A singer who is a superstar.
supersite etymology super + site
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Internet, informal) A major website.
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superskinny etymology super + skinny
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very skinny.
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supersleuth etymology From super + sleuth
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. Any famous, successful detective, especially a fictitious one
Synonyms: superdetective, superdick (informal)
superslick etymology super + slick
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very slick.
    • 2007, Ray Foley, Heather Dismore, Running a Bar for Dummies (page 273) Your Web site doesn't have to be full of the latest dropdowns, rollovers, superslick graphics, or Flash videos.
superslut etymology super + slut
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A particularly brazen or promiscuous slut.
    • 1981, David Rabe, Harold Clurman, Nine plays of the modern theater Like superwoman going in the door ordinary and coming back out as this time-warped superslut, hot and ready, a little evil.
    • 2001, John Strausbaugh, Rock 'til you drop: the decline from rebellion to nostalgia ...some sort of boldly individual fashion statement — Kiss's ridiculous superhero gear, Madonna's equally ridiculous superslut attire...
    • 2007, Jane Green, Second Chance ...Scarlet Saffron, superslut and destroyer of marriages.
supersnoop etymology super + snoop
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) Someone or something which can obtain large amounts of private or classified information, especially undetected.
supersonic {{wikipedia}} etymology super + sonic pronunciation
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (of a speed) greater than the speed of sound (in the same medium, and at the same temperature and pressure)
  2. (colloquial, of a sound) ultrasonic, having a frequency too high to be audible
related terms:
  • (speed) plasmasonic, hypersonic, transonic, subsonic
  • (sound) infrasonic, sonic
anagrams:
  • croupiness
  • percussion
supersophisticated etymology super + sophisticated
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Highly sophisticated.
    • 2008, David C. Johnston, Free lunch (page 246) Simons runs a kind of supersophisticated arbitrage operation from his offices in Manhattan and in East Setauket...
supersorry
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Extremely sorry.
    • 2012, Jason Myers, Run the Game, p. 260: I told her I was supersorry and that it was really dumb.
    • 2006, Marie Ferrarella, The Woman Who Wasn't There, p. 58: If she had a choice between being supercautious or supersorry, she'd pick cautious every time.
    • 2002, Sandro Meallet, Edgewater Angels: A Novel, p. 3: To top it off, Tom-Su sported a rope instead of a belt, definitely nailing down the supersorry look.
superspook etymology super + spook
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) A very powerful or successful spy.
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superstud etymology super + stud
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A male with exceptional sexual talents and stamina.
    • 2003, Diana Russell, The Politics of Rape: The Victim's Perspective In addition, many whites view black men as superstuds. The fantasy that they have larger genitals and a greater sexual capacity is widespread.
superteacher etymology super + teacher
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A particularly talented or successful teacher.
superterrific etymology super + terrific
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) terrific, wonderful
superthriller etymology super + thriller
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A particularly gripping or ambitious thriller.
    • 1981, Arnaud De Borchgrave, Robert Moss, The Spike THE SPIKE is the acclaimed bestselling superthriller of today-but it may be the frightening reality of tomorrow.
    • 1989, Colin Mackerras, Western images of China One popular novel, which its publisher presents as a 'shattering superthriller of ultimate high-finance global warfare'...
supertired etymology super + tired
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very tired; exhausted.
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superugly etymology super + ugly
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Remarkably ugly; hideous.
    • 1977, Lis King, Furniture: how to make-do, make-over, make-your own You'll probably be able to get one merely for the price of hauling it to your place if it's superugly. And it needn't remain an eyesore.
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supervixen etymology super + vixen
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A very racy or salacious woman.
    • 1990, Vanity Fair (volume 53, page 173) She has a high old time as a supervixen sashaying around in fuck-me shoes that double as fuck-you shoes.
superwaif etymology super + waif
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A waiflike supermodel.
superwide etymology super + wide
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (photography, of a lens) Extremely wide; panoramic.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (photography, informal) A wide panoramic lens.
superwife etymology super + wife
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A married woman who shows remarkable skill and stamina in managing a career, child, housework, etc.
superwoman etymology super + woman
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A woman who looks after a home and children as well as being employed in a full-time job.
  2. A woman with superhuman powers.
hyponyms:
  • supermom
superwonderful etymology super + wonderful
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very wonderful.
    • 1973, Philip K. Dick, Flow my tears, the policeman said (chapter 22) "You sound superwonderful," Mary Anne said, politely, perhaps, given her taste, when the disc had ended.
    • 2004, Daniel Nester, God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On (page 77) But one of the superwonderful things about Brian is that, even after the band's Hot Space Waterloo, he does his best to pump up the lame drum machine songs.
superworried etymology super + worried
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Extremely worried.
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