- a person who creates a monster or a destructive agency that cannot be controlled or that brings about the creator's ruin.
- Also called Frankenstein monster. the monster or destructive agency itself.
Origin of Frankenstein
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"Upon my word it seems to you what the Monster was to Frankenstein," said he.The Opal Serpent
That Frankenstein is apt at all times to wild, primitive cruelty.The Better Germany in War Time
In calling upon this agency he acts the part of Frankenstein.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
At last I perceived myself behind the logic of this Frankenstein.
No, not as Mallare who had lain indifferent beside his Frankenstein.
- a person who creates something that brings about his ruin
- Also called: Frankenstein's monster a thing that destroys its creator
Word Origin and History for frankenstein
allusive use dates to 1838, from Baron Frankenstein (German, "free stone"), character in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus." Commonly used, mistakenly, as the proper name of the monster he created, and thus franken- extended 1990s as a prefix to mean "non-natural."