Pronounced: buh-RAS-ik, adj (alternative: boh-RAS-ik)
Notes: In addition to the alternative pronunciation, it can be spelled “brassic” (BRA-sik)
The word Frankenfood is “genetically engineered food”
Background / Comments
The word is a combination of Franken- (an allusion to “Frankenstein”) and food. It was coined by Paul Lewis, an English professor, in a letter he wrote to the New York Times. The word has a derogatory slant to it and tends to be used by people who are opposed to the usage of genetically altered food.
This word showed up in 1992.