The merger of multiple designs into one despite the fact that they don’t form a coherent, consistent whole. A typical situation is to present multiple design options to a client who asks for a piecemeal combination of features. While the original designs each conveyed a unified message, the combination is a monstrous hodge-podge.
Combining various items to make an object or concept that works, but not very efficiently.
Most commonly a fashion term, refering to a stylist picking various pieces from a range of set outfits in a hurry, throwing them together, and creating an outfit that sort of works, but is largely wrong.
A: Hey M, the wheels on my suitcase just broke and I need to wheel this to the check in point.
M: No problem, with a thin sharp implement, make to central holes in these bottle lids, and use them as wheels.
A: Nice! Hey....They sort of work, but...they're a bit frankensteined.
B:Wow, I like your outfit J, it's very contemporary.
H:I think it looks stupid.
J:I was in a hurry and was Frankensteining.
Putting together items out of random parts.