superhero

[soo-per-heer-oh]
noun, plural superheroes.
a hero, especially in children's comic books and television cartoons, possessing extraordinary, often magical powers.

Origin:
1960–65

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superhero (ˈsuːpəˌhɪərəʊ)
 
n , pl -roes
any of various comic-strip characters with superhuman abilities or magical powers, wearing a distinctive costume, and fighting against evil

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Example sentences
They take on a completely empty look that challenges the image of the big
  muscular superhero body.
Anybody can imagine putting on the costumes and taking on that superhero role.
Many a superhero wannabe has yearned for the ability to see through walls.
Their fearsome claws have even inspired superhero flicks.
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