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Meaning of FREAK

Pronunciation:  freek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a control freak"
  2. [n]  a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
  3. [v]  lose one's nerve; "When he saw the accident, he freaked out"
 

FREAK is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: addict, freak out, gross out, lusus naturae, monster, monstrosity, nut
 
 See Also: enthusiast, leviathan, mutant, mutation, panic, partisan, partizan, sport, variation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Freak\ (fr[=e]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Freaked}
    (fr[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Freaking}.] [Akin to OE. frakin,
    freken, freckle, Icel. freknur, pl., Sw. fr["a]kne, Dan.
    fregne, Gr. perkno`s dark-colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni
    variegated. Cf. {Freckle}, {Freck}.]
    To variegate; to checker; to streak. [R.]
    
          Freaked with many a mingled hue.         --Thomson.
    
    
  2. \Freak\, n. [Prob. from OE. frek bold, AS. frec bold,
    greedly; akin to OHG. freh greedly, G. frech insolent, Icel.
    frekr greedy, Goth. fa['i]hufriks avaricious.]
    A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of
    fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.
    
          She is restless and peevish, and sometimes in a freak
          will instantly change her habitation.    --Spectator.
    
    Syn: Whim; caprice; folly; sport. See {Whim}.
    
    
 
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