What Does the German Word "über" Mean?

What Does the German Word "über" Mean?

The German word "über" literally means "over" or "above" and can be used as a prefix to add a level of superiority to the word it modifies, as in "überflieger," meaning "high-flyer." Über's current use in American English, usually without the umlaut, is generally interchangeable with "super," "ultra" or "mega."

Some examples of current usage of the German word "über" in American English to denote a superior example of a person type are "uberbabe," "uberregulator" and "ubermodel." The app-based car ride sharing service Uber, which began as a start-up company called Uber Cab in 2009, has brought a new use of the word as both a noun and verb, with people talking about *Getting an Uber" or "Ubering home."