Definition of superwaif in English:

superwaif

noun

  • A young, very slender person having an appearance of extreme vulnerability and fragility, an excessively waiflike person; especially a particularly thin, young, or childlike fashion model of a type favoured by many designers during the mid 1990s. Frequently (and in earliest use) attributive.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Chicago Tribune. From super- + waif. In later specific use after supermodel.

Pronunciation

superwaif

/ˈs(j)uːpəweɪf/