Fran·​ken·​food ˈfraŋ-kən-ˌfüd How to pronounce Frankenfood (audio)
: genetically engineered food

Examples of Frankenfood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thus: the world of the conspiracy theorist, in which a new respiratory virus could explain everything from Fukushima to Frankenfood, fake meat to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Frederick Kaufman, Harper's Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History


Franken- (as in Frankenstein) + food

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Frankenfood was in 1992

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“Frankenfood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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