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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How to use Franken- in a sentence
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken are among those who oppose the tax because of its impact on device makers in their states.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground? | Eleanor Clift | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Minnesota Republican Mike McFadden is facing an uphill battle to defeat incumbent Democratic Senator Al Franken in November.Republican's Ballsy Ad Features Him Getting Punched In The Crotch | Ben Jacobs | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He told me that Al Franken and Jim Downey had highly recommended me to be a writer on the show, and I said I was glad to hear it.
I had been hired by Al Franken and Jim Downey, not Lorne Michaels.
The Franks, when they had completed the conquest of the entire country, gave it the name of Franken-ric—the Franks' kingdom.Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist | Samuel Smiles
The Twisklanders who had done the wicked deed called themselves Frijen or Franken.The Oera Linda Book | Anonymous
He was allowed the attendance of a faithful servant, Jan Franken by name, and a sentinel stood constantly before his door.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II. | John Lothrop Motley
John Franken has served me faithfully for many years and throughout all these my afflictions, and is to remain with me to the end.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II. | John Lothrop Motley