Franken



Slang.
1.
Usually Disparaging. a combining form extracted from (the monster), used especially before a food, and meaning “genetically engineered”:
Frankentomatoes; a Frankenfood.
2.
this combining form used before something that is a hybrid of disparate parts, and meaning “strange or frightening”:
a dangerous Frankenstorm; incredible Frankenpastries.

-combining word

Designating what is indicated as being genetically engineered or otherwise strangely produced: Frankenchips/ Frankenfood/ Frankentomato

[1990s+; shortening of Frankenstein, name of the scientist in Mary Shelley’s novel]

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