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or franken-

Usually Disparaging. a combining form extracted from Frankenstein (the monster), used especially before a food, and meaning “genetically engineered”:
Frankentomatoes; a Frankenfood.
this combining form used before something that is a hybrid of disparate parts, and meaning "strange or frightening":
a dangerous Frankenstorm; incredible Frankenpastries. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Twisklanders who had done the wicked deed called themselves Frijen or franken.

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-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]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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