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.
1830, from Fr. sans "without" (see sans) + English serif, from earlier ceref, perhaps from Du. schreef "a line, a stroke," from schrijven "to write," from L. scribere. Short form sans recorded from 1927.