- 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.
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Examples from the Web for franken
As late as August, pollsters predicted Franken would have “a fight on his hands.”What Al Franken’s Normcore Senate Race Can Teach Other Democrats
Ana Marie Cox
October 27, 2014
It took a lawsuit to force Comcast to do the right thing, Franken wrote.Is the Media Mega-Merger of TWC and Comcast a Match Made In Hell?
March 6, 2014
Franken brought up the topic again at a second Senate hearing March 18, though no action has been formally proposed.Undocumented Kids Crossing the U.S. Border Alone in Increasing Numbers
Terry Greene Sterling
March 23, 2013
“She seemed like the nicest woman and the most straightforward person in the White House at times,” said Franken, 37.Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention Speech: ‘She Keeps Him Real’
September 5, 2012
Perhaps the most famous ballot was one that was marked twice, once for Franken and once for a write-in candidate, “Lizard People.”15 Fun Facts About the Politics of Minnesota, Colorado, and Missouri
February 7, 2012
The Twisklanders who had done the wicked deed called themselves Frijen or Franken.The Oera Linda Book