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supe

[soop] /sup/
noun, Theater Informal.
1.
a supernumerary.
Origin of supe
by shortening
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  • He looked into her eyes, puzzled at finding she was not the supe'tendent.

  • That's the 'supe's' house, that big one, upon that little hill.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • There the ring is swept by a supe, here it is struck by a crisis.

  • The 'supe' is real nice, I think, though some say he's stuck up.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • A "supe" taking out furniture is not half as ludicrous as one bringing it in, and without a trap such a spectacle is unavoidable.

    The Galaxy Various
  • Just to think of his using my cit suit, and his groaning for the supe.

    An Annapolis First Classman Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
  • The other supe hit back in just anger, and there was an instant rally of the Brutus forces.

    Harvard Stories Waldron Kintzing Post
  • "I'm afraid he will be too much trouble for you," called the supe'tendent.

  • When the man had opened the gate, he stopped and looked at Bobby and then at the supe'tendent on the porch.

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