freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturae(noun)
a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
addict, nut, freak, junkie, junky(verb)
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"
freak out, freak, gross out(verb)
lose one's nerve
"When he saw the accident, he freaked out"
a rare and unpredictable event; as, the July snowstorm was a freak of nature.
an habitual drug user, especially one who uses psychedelic drugs.
an animal or person with a visible congenital abnormality; -- applied especially to those who appear in a circus sideshow.
to react with irrationality or extreme emotion; to lose one's composure; -- often used in the phrase freak out.
to become irrational or to experience hallucinations under the influence of drugs; -- often used in the phrase freak out.
to cause (a person) react with great distress or extreme emotion; -- often used in the phrase freak out.
to variegate; to checker; to streak
a sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice
Origin: [Prob. from OE. frek bold, AS. frec bold, greedly; akin to OHG. freh greedly, G. frech insolent, Icel. frekr greedy, Goth. fahufriks avaricious.]
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
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.]
frēk, v.t. to spot or streak: to variegate.—n. a streak of colour.
The numerical value of freak in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of freak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They called me a genetic freak.
Most parents freak out when I point out those numbers.
I mean, I wouldn't freak out about it. I would just take it like a serious issue of security.
She was a very experienced and cautious swimmer, this was a freak accident, not a lack of caution.
This is a horrible, horrible, freak, tragic accident, i cannot imagine a worse way to end your year.
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Translations for freak
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- каприз, чудак, прищявкаBulgarian
- magor, blázen, podivín, nadšenecCzech
- Laune, Freak, SpinnerGerman
- antojo, fenómeno, capricho, fanático, piradoSpanish
- -friikki, friikki, kummajainen, oikku, päähänpisto, luonnonoikkuFinnish
- fou, monstre, phénomène, fanatique, caprice, original, anormalFrench
- entusiasta, fricchettone, abnorme, capriccio, fenomeno, bizzarria, ghiribizzo, deforme, sfizio, maniaco, fanatico, patitoItalian
- 変人, フリークJapanese
- ќуд, чудак, фанатик, каприц, изродMacedonian
- engerd, fanaatDutch
- каприз, чудачество, урод, фрик, фанат, умник, чудовище, фанатик, причуда, чудак, уродина, уродец, монстр, ботаникRussian
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