transitive verb-·fied·, -·fy·ing
Origin of transmogrifypseudo-L formation
verbtrans·mog·ri·fied, trans·mog·ri·fy·ing, trans·mog·ri·fies
Origin of transmogrifyOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present transmogrifies, present participle transmogrifying, simple past and past participle transmogrified)
- To completely alter the form of.
- (intransitive) To completely alter one's form.
Origin uncertain, but possibly from transmigure or transmigrate. It is also possible that this word is a formation derived from maugre, hence it originally signified the "evil eye", but under the influence of the former etymologies shifted its meaning to its sense of "transformation". Another possibility is a humorous blending of transfigure and modify.
transmogrify - Computer Definition
To change into something completely different.