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Supergrass

Definition of the noun supergrass

What does supergrass mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: supergrasses

  1. a police informer who implicates many people

Alternative definition of the noun supergrass

noun

  1. An informer providing substantial quantities of information on criminal or terrorist activities to the police.

Group

Supergrass were an English alternative rock band from Oxford. The band consisted of brothers Gaz and Rob Coombes, Mick Quinn and Danny Goffey.

  • also known as Alright - Supergrass
  • members:
    • Gaz Coombes (Guitar) between and (17 years)
    • Danny Goffey (Drums) between and (17 years)
    • Rob Coombes (Keyboard) between and (8 years)
    • Mick Quinn (Bass guitar) between and (17 years)
  • genres: Alternative rock, Britpop
  • albums: "Caught by the Fuzz", "I Should Coco", "Lenny", "Going Out", "In It for the Money", "Late in the Day", "Richard III", "Sun Hits the Sky", "Supergrass", "Mary", "Pumping on Your Stereo", "Grace", "Life on Other Planets", "Rush Hour Soul", "Seen the Light", "Supergrass Is 10. The Best of 94-04", "Kiss of Life", "Road to Rouen", "Mansize Rooster", "Diamond Hoo Ha", "Bad Blood", "Diamond Hoo Ha Man", "Fin", "Low C", "Release the Drones", "St. Petersburg", "Moving", "Rebel in You", "Alright/Time", "Lose It", "Helter Shelter 1995", "Alright", "Essential"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Single - "Alright/Time"
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Alright"
      • nominated to NME Award for Best New Band
      • Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act
      • NME Award for Best New Band
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Late in the Day"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video - "Pumping On Your Stereo"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects - "Pumping On Your Stereo" (Special Effects: Jim Henson's Creature Shop)
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction - "Pumping On Your Stereo" (Art Director: Garth Jennings)
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Single - "Moving"
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Pumping On Your Stereo"
  • official website: www.supergrass.com

Music

"Supergrass": Supergrass is the third album by the English alternative rock band Supergrass. It was released in the UK on 20 September 1999 and reached #3. It is often referred to as both "the X-ray" album, due to the picture on the sleeve, and self-titled. In Australia a free CD was included with some live tracks.

Writings

"Supergrass" is a book by Everett True.

Miscellanea

  1. Supergrass is a British slang term for an informer, which originated in London. Informers had been referred to as "grasses" since the late-1930s, and the "super" prefix was coined by journalists in the early 1970s to describe those informers from the city's underworld who testified against former associates in a series of high-profile mass trials at the time. One of the first police informers to receive the 'supergrass' nickname was Bertie Smalls.
  2. supergrass is an English word with only one symantic meaning.  It is comprised of the "super-" prefix morpheme and the "grass" free morpheme.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Supergrass

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Google previewUnsportsmanlike Conduct (2013)

15 Professional Athletes Turned Into Murderers by William Webb

Supergrass. Clears. the. Footballer. Grant wascleared of another murder by thetestimony ofaso called supergrass, Darren Mathurin. Supergrass is a British slang term ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

supergrass noun 1 an informer who gives the police substantial amounts of information, or who informs ona major crime or terrorist operation. Bertie Smalls, a notorious or legendary (depending on yourpoint of view) small-time robber ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Criminal Justice (2012)

by Peter Joyce, Neil Wain

An informant (sometimes known as a 'grass' or – depending on the scale of activity – a 'supergrass') is either a criminal or a person who associates with criminals who passes on to the police information relating to the criminal activities of ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

8, Fall 1997 supergrass noun 1 an informer who gives the police substantial amounts of information, or who informs on a major crime or terrorist operation UK, 1978 Bertie Smalls, a notorious or legendary (depending on your point of view) ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

dummy juice, elephant, hog, lovely, love boat, parsley, pig killer, purple rain, rocket fuel, scaffle, soma, supergrass, superweed, water. j. peyote, mescal[ine]. Slang, beans, big chief, button, ...

Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

Stallybrass, galloglass, sparrowgrass, masterclass, secondclass, Plexiglas®, workingclass, middleclass, Khyber Pass,fibreglass, isinglass,overpass, underpass, upperclass, underclass, superclass, supergrass, coup de grâce, * snake in the ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

identikit, meat wagon, on the beat, police dog, radar trap, shakedown, speed trap, truncheon 10 body armour, police cell, police trap, supergrass, tenderloin, tracker dog, watch house 11 fingerprint, flying squad, jam sandwich, Judges' Rules, ...

Google previewShorter Slang Dictionary (2003)

by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

supergrass an informer who is instrumental in breaking up large and powerful criminal rings. Late 1970s. See also grass, n. 1. superintendent of the sidewalk a pedestrian who stands (esp. habitually) on the sidewalk (or pavement ) ...

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Small photo of Common People - May 28 2016: Former Supergrass singer Gareth Michael "Gaz" Coombes performing live on the main stage at Common People Southampton Festival, Southampton, May 28, 2016 in Hampshire, UKSmall photo of Common People - May 28 2016: Former Supergrass singer Gareth Michael "Gaz" Coombes performing live on the main stage at Common People Southampton Festival, Southampton, May 28, 2016 in Hampshire, UKSmall photo of Common People - May 28 2016: Former Supergrass singer Gareth Michael "Gaz" Coombes performing live on the main stage at Common People Southampton Festival, Southampton, May 28, 2016 in Hampshire, UKSmall photo of Common People - May 28 2016: Former Supergrass singer Gareth Michael "Gaz" Coombes performing live on the main stage at Common People Southampton Festival, Southampton, May 28, 2016 in Hampshire, UKSmall photo of Common People - May 28 2016: Former Supergrass singer Gareth Michael "Gaz" Coombes performing live on the main stage at Common People Southampton Festival, Southampton, May 28, 2016 in Hampshire, UKSmall photo of Common People - May 28 2016: Former Supergrass singer Gareth Michael "Gaz" Coombes performing live on the main stage at Common People Southampton Festival, Southampton, May 28, 2016 in Hampshire, UK More...

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Scrabble value of S1U1P3E1R1G2R1A1S1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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