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also in·ter·a·bang  (ĭn-tĕr′ə-băng′)
A punctuation mark (ȃD) in the form of a question mark superimposed on an exclamation point, used to end a simultaneous question and exclamation.

[interro(gation point) + bang, exclamation point (printers' slang).]
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a non-standard English punctuation mark that is a combination of an exclamation mark and a question mark
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(ɪnˈtɛr əˌbæŋ)

a printed punctuation mark (‽), designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection.
[1965–70; interro (gation point) + bang1, in printers' jargon, an exclamation point]
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