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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturaenoun

    a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

  2. addict, nut, freak, junkie, junkyverb

    someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

    "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie"

  3. freak out, freak, gross outverb

    lose one's nerve

    "When he saw the accident, he freaked out"


  1. Freaknoun

    a rare and unpredictable event; as, the July snowstorm was a freak of nature.

  2. Freaknoun

    an habitual drug user, especially one who uses psychedelic drugs.

  3. Freaknoun

    an animal or person with a visible congenital abnormality; -- applied especially to those who appear in a circus sideshow.

  4. Freakverb

    to react with irrationality or extreme emotion; to lose one's composure; -- often used in the phrase freak out.

  5. Freakverb

    to become irrational or to experience hallucinations under the influence of drugs; -- often used in the phrase freak out.

  6. Freakverb

    to cause (a person) react with great distress or extreme emotion; -- often used in the phrase freak out.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FREAKnoun

    Etymology: frech, German, saucy, petulant; fræc, Saxon, fugitive.

    O! but I fear the fickle freaks, quoth she,
    Of fortune, and the odds of arms in field. Fairy Queen.

    When that freak has taken possession of a fantastical head, the distemper is incurable. Roger L'Estrange, Fable 100.

    She is so restless and peevish that she quarrels with all about her, and sometimes in a freak will instantly change her habitation. Spectator, №. 427.

    To vex me more, he took a freak
    To slit my tongue, and make me speak. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Freakverb

    To variegate; to checquer.

    Etymology: A word, I suppose, Scotch, brought into England by Thomson.

    There furry nations harbour:
    Sables of glossy black, and dark embrown’d,
    Or beauteous, freak’d with many a mingled hue. James Thomson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freakverb

    to variegate; to checker; to streak

  2. Freaknoun

    a sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice

  3. Etymology: [Prob. from OE. frek bold, AS. frec bold, greedly; akin to OHG. freh greedly, G. frech insolent, Icel. frekr greedy, Goth. fahufriks avaricious.]


  1. Freak

    In current usage, the word "freak" is commonly used to refer to a person with something strikingly unusual about their appearance or behaviour. This usage dates from the so-called freak scene of the 1960s and 1970s. An older usage refers to the physically deformed, or having extraordinary diseases and conditions, such as sideshow performers. This has fallen into disuse, except as a pejorative, and as jargon. "Freaks" of this kind can be classified into two groups: natural freaks and made freaks. A natural freak would usually refer to a genetic abnormality, while a made freak is a once normal person who experienced or initiated an alteration at some point in life. "Freak" continues to be used to describe genetic mutations in plants and animals, i.e. "freaks of nature." "Freak" can also be used in a verb form, and can mean: "to become stressed and upset". Usually, in this form, the word is followed by "out" to complete the phrase, "freaking out". However, this meaning and usage is usually considered slang. Adjectival forms include "freakish" as well as "freaky." The verb "freaking" means "engaging in panicked or uncontrolled behavior"--for example, as the result of psychedelic drug use. "Freaking" may also be a minced oath used in place of "fucking," e.g. "Oh my freaking God!" The word is a homophone of "phreak", which it probably inspired.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Freak

    frēk, n. a sudden caprice or fancy: sport: an abnormal production of nature, a monstrosity.—ns. Freak′iness, Freak′ishness.—adjs. Freak′ish, Freak′ful, apt to change the mind suddenly: capricious.—adv. Freak′ishly. [A late word; cf. A.S. frícian, to dance.]

  2. Freak

    frēk, v.t. to spot or streak: to variegate.—n. a streak of colour.

Rap Dictionary

  1. freakverb

    run in a provocative way.

  2. freakverb

    Have sex

  3. freakverb

    Person who practices the above things; sexually aggressive female (never missing a beat).

  4. freakverb

    To loosen up the tobacco from a Black & Mild pipe-tobacco cigar. "I'm going to freak the hell out of this black."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of freak in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of freak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of freak in a Sentence

  1. Jeanne Faulkner:

    Don’t freak about it because it happens a lot and most people are fine. But do take precautions and talk to your physician— that’s what they’re there for.

  2. Volodymyr Solohub:

    For us journalists, it’s a major red flag because you know that a professional like Pierre, he’s been through various conflicts, he knows all dos and don’ts, he was clearly wearing a [press] vest and a helmet, he was clearly in a van or a vehicle identifiable as press, but still, they were shot at, so obviously you freak out, yesterday, I was offered, there was a chance for me to join here in Kyiv, a group of territorial defense guys in the evening, post-curfew, to go with them on a patrol and I didn’t want to do that because … I didn’t think the risk was worth the story.

  3. Aaron Newsom:

    I grew medical cannabis for Aaron Newsom in my spare bedroom. I didn't tell anyone for at least a year, when I finally told my mom and dad, with my dad being so conservative, I thought they'd freak out, but they were both totally supportive, because I was growing it for the right reasons.

  4. Matt Davidson:

    It’s a freak thing that I don’t know you can be prepared for it, i guess you can just lock yourself inside.

  5. Madonna:

    I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?

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  • чудак, каприз, прищявкаBulgarian
  • magor, nadšenec, blázen, podivínCzech
  • tosseDanish
  • Freak, Spinner, LauneGerman
  • φρικιόGreek
  • freakEsperanto
  • pirado, antojo, fenómeno, capricho, fanáticoSpanish
  • چیز غریبPersian
  • kummajainen, -friikki, luonnonoikku, friikki, päähänpisto, oikkuFinnish
  • caprice, monstre, fou, phénomène, anormal, original, fanatiqueFrench
  • सनकीHindi
  • ֆրիկArmenian
  • entusiasta, sfizio, deforme, fanatico, maniaco, ghiribizzo, patito, bizzarria, fricchettone, fenomeno, capriccio, abnormeItalian
  • 変人, フリークJapanese
  • 변덕Korean
  • lusus naturaeLatin
  • изрод, фанатик, чудак, ќуд, каприцMacedonian
  • engerd, fanaatDutch
  • freakNorwegian
  • ciudățenieRomanian
  • чудак, монстр, каприз, чудачество, урод, фрик, фанат, умник, чудовище, фанатик, причуда, уродина, уродец, ботаникRussian
  • freakSwedish
  • குறும்புTamil
  • ความประหลาดThai
  • manyakTurkish
  • дивакUkrainian
  • פריקYiddish
  • 怪物Chinese

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  • Coni
    Freak might be from romanian/ albanian ,frica'( fear) a word inherited from Dacian Cohorts Aelia I Dacorum stationed at Birdoswald.
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