interrobang

or in·ter·a·bang

[ in-ter-uh-bang ]
/ ɪnˈtɛr əˌbæŋ /

noun

a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.

Nearby words

  1. interrelated,
  2. interrelation,
  3. interrelationship,
  4. interreligious,
  5. interrex,
  6. interrog.,
  7. interrogate,
  8. interrogation,
  9. interrogation mark,
  10. interrogation point

Origin of interrobang

1965–70, Americanism; interro(gation point) + bang1, printers' slang for an exclamation point

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