Frankenstein monster

noun
variants: or less commonly Frankenstein's monster

Definition of Frankenstein monster

: frankenstein a Frankenstein monster that would stand before a typecase and pluck out letters and click them into a composing stick— T. W. Duncan bureaucracy … become a Frankenstein monster, a law unto itself, interested largely in its own perpetuation and expansion— E. S. Griffith French fears that a rearmed Germany might prove to be a Frankenstein's monster which would turn on its creators— O. N. Bradley

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“Frankenstein monster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Frankenstein%20monster. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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