See also: uber, ueber, über, and über-

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Etymology

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Borrowed from German über-. Doublet of over-.

Pronunciation

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Or, imitating the German, [ˈjuːbə], [ˈɪuːbə], [ˈyːbə].

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uber-

  1. (slang, augmentative) Super; really; mega-.
    And Gisele Bündchen was known as an uber-model, over and above super-models. [1]
    Uber-fans forget that even a sporting arena is a public place, not the living room; and that in public places certain rules of conduct apply. [2]

Usage notes

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A hyperbolic term, implying extremely, to the point of obsession. May accordingly have pejorative connotations, as in uberdork, ubergeek.

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  1. ^ The Weekend Australian. "Payne hopes for Uber-horse - Gelding fashionably attired for $3m race". Pg. 80. April 3, 2004.
  2. ^ Albuquerque Journal. "This Is No Place For Noise." Pg. B1. January 11, 2004.

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