a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
late 14c., "characterized by exaggerated self-importance," from O.Fr. pompeux, from L.L. pomposus "stately, pompous," from L. pompa "pomp" (see pomp). More literal, but less common, meaning "characterized by pomp" is attested from early 15c.