Definition of superfly in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəflʌɪ
, ˈsjuː-/
US informal


  • (Of clothing or a person’s appearance) ostentatiously fashionable: seventies superfly chic
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    • If you get your kicks on an Indie trip, you're likely to go for a pair of superfly flares with tattered hems trailing along the ground.
    • In the late 1960s, Miles Davis shook off the security of traditional jazz, gave away his Italian suits, found huge, superfly sunglasses, and put the music world on rocked-out, funky notice.
    • Relive those classic moments and your mis-spent youth in this superfly pool lounge and bar.

noun (plural superflies)

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  • An ostentatious, self-confident person: the strutting superfly of wrestling
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    • Put it this way: it's probably the first time a smart London restaurant has had to deal with a superfly Spaniard loudly recreating a bullfight.


1970s: the adjective from super- + fly3; the noun from the name of a character in the blaxploitation film Superfly (1972).

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