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Wiktionary

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English

Etymology

Blend of Frankenstein and word, Dr Frankenstein being the creator of the monster in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, the monster being constructed from parts from several bodies

The word portmanteau also appears in the book by Mary Shelley.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) /ˈfræŋk(ə)nˌwɜːd/, /"fr{Nk(@)n%w3:d/
  • (US) enPR: frăngkʹ(ə)n-wûrd', IPA: /ˈfræŋk(ə)nˌwɝd/, SAMPA: /"fr{Nk(@)n%w3`d/

Noun

Singular
frankenword

Plural
frankenwords

frankenword (plural frankenwords)

  1. A word formed by combining two (or more) other words; a portmanteau.

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