PRONUNCIATION: (OO-buhr-mensch)

MEANING: noun: An ideal man; also used ironically.

ETYMOLOGY: From German Übermensch (superman), from über (over) + Mensch (man). In Nietzschean philosophy, an Übermensch is an ideal superior being. Earliest documented use: 1902. Also see mensch and luftmensch.

BUBERMENSCH - a person not quite sure how to relate to consciousness-bearing entities as opposed to animate objects ("I-Thou" vs. "I-it")

UMBERMENSCH - a brown-skinned humanoid

UBERMUNSCH - what you eat while you transport passengers in your personal-car-for-hire