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Definition of "freak" []

  • A thing or occurrence that is markedly unusual or irregular: A freak of nature produced the midsummer snow. (noun)
  • An abnormally formed organism, especially a person or animal regarded as a curiosity or monstrosity. (noun)
  • A sudden capricious turn of mind; a whim: "The freaks of the psyche can no more be explained than the Devil” ( Maurice Collis). (noun)
  • Slang A drug user or addict: a speed freak. (noun)
  • Slang An eccentric or nonconformist person, especially a member of a counterculture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "freak" in a sentence
  • "If Mr. Webster had decided to put the word freak in his dictionary, Anna Fitzgerald would be the best definition he could give."
  • "Greg, I think the term freak show is apropos because of the first definition of the word here:"
  • "You see, the frequency used by him and in what we call freak bombs, acts first on brain and nerve cells."