But what about those whose traumas were the result of a freak accident?
There was nothing leading up to it; it was completely a freak thing.
And watch the freak show when the president proposes comprehensive immigration reform and moves forward on gun control.
Sure, the lyrics and freak flag-raising video are right in line with the Swift we know and love.
Mark shut the mitigation phase down,” Carr told The Daily Beast, “because it was a freak show.
He marvelled at the freak of fancy that seemed to thrust him forward upon his strange quest.
That is why we feel that freak Dinners would not even be freakish.
The freak memory is not worth striving for, but a good working memory decidedly is.
If she found the man, by some freak of chance, what would she do with him?
I care what they think of you,” Gavin said, as if that were decisive, “and I tell you I will not allow you to repeat this freak.
1560s, "sudden turn of mind," of unknown origin, perhaps related to Old English frician "to dance" (not recorded in Middle English, but the word may have survived in dialect) [OED, Barnhart], or perhaps from Middle English frek "bold, quickly," from Old English frec "greedy, gluttonous" (cf. German frech "bold, impudent").
Sense of "capricious notion" (1560s) and "unusual thing, fancy" (1784) preceded that of "strange or abnormal individual" (first in freak of nature, 1847; cf. Latin lusus naturæ, used in English from 1660s). The sense in health freak, ecology freak, etc. is attested from 1908 (originally Kodak freak, a camera buff). Freak show attested from 1887.
"change, distort," 1911, from freak (n.). Earlier, "to streak or fleck randomly" (1630s). Related: Freaked; freaking.