Fran·​ken·​stein | \ ˈfraŋ-kən-ˌstīn also -ˌstēn How to pronounce Frankenstein (audio) \

Definition of Frankenstein

1a : the title character in Mary W. Shelley's novel Frankenstein who creates a monster that ruins his life
b : a monster in the shape of a man especially in popularized versions of the Frankenstein story
2 : a monstrous creation especially : a work or agency that ruins its originator

Other Words from Frankenstein

Frankensteinian \ ˌfraŋ-​kən-​ˈstī-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Frankensteinian (audio) , -​ˈsti-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Frankenstein

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of Frankenstein was in 1818

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