Frankenstein

noun
Fran·​ken·​stein | \ˈfraŋ-kən-ˌstīn also -ˌstēn \

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 , -​ˈsti-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Frankenstein

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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