Word Origin & History

"excellent, superior," 1971, originally U.S. black slang, from super- + slang sense of fly (see fly (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang Dictionary

superfly definition

  1. mod.
    excellent; wonderful. : I don't care about this superfly gent of yours. If he doesn't have a job, I don't want you seeing him anymore. Ya hear?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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