Pronunciation Noun

freak (plural freaks)

  1. A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.
  2. Someone or something that is markedly unusual or unpredictable.
    a freak genius
  3. A hippie.
  4. A drug addict.
  5. (of a person) A nonconformist, especially in appearance, social behavior, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or business practices; an oddball, especially in physiology (i.e., "circus freak"); unique, sometimes in a displeasing way.
  6. (bodybuilding) A person whose physique has grown far beyond the normal limits of muscular development; often a bodybuilder weighing more than 120 kilos (260 pounds).
  7. An enthusiast, or person who has an obsession with, or extreme knowledge of, something.
    Bob's a real video-game freak. He owns every games console of the last ten years.
  8. (informal, sometimes, affectionate) A very sexually perverse individual.
    She's a freak in the sack!
  9. (dated) A streak of colour; variegation.
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freak (freaks, present participle freaking; past and past participle freaked)

  1. (transitive) To make greatly distressed and/or a discomposed appearance
    • 1994, James Earl Hardy, B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Sexy, Fiercely Funny, Black-On-Black Love Story, (Alyson Publishing), page 107
      But after one night turned into five days, I was freaking out. I missed him.
  2. (transitive) To be placed or place someone under the influence of a psychedelic drug
    • 1992, Peter G. Stafford, Psychedelics Encyclopedia, (Ronin Publishing), page 56
      […] Harvard have compiled a list of LSD's contributions—largely missing before then—to our popular language: turned on, straight, freak, freaked out, stoned, […]
  3. (transitive) To streak; to variegate
    • 1930, Robert Seymour Bridges, The Testament of Beauty: A Poem in Four Books, (Literary Criticism), page 20
      […] in fine diaper of silver and mother-of-pearl freaking the intense azure; Now scurrying close overhead, wild ink-hued random racers that fling sheeted […]
    • Freaked with many a mingled hue.
  4. (intransitive) To experience reality withdrawal, or hallucinations (nightmarish), to behave irrational or unconventional due to drug use.
  5. (intransitive) To react extremely or irrationally, usually under distress or discomposure
  • Russian: чудить

freak (not comparable)

  1. strange, weird, unexpected
Synonyms Pronunciation Noun

freak (plural freaks)

  1. A man, particularly a bold, strong, vigorous man.
  2. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A fellow; a petulant young man.

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