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[free-kee] /ˈfri ki/
adjective, freakier, freakiest.
  1. frightening.
  2. weird; strange.
  3. of or relating to freaks.
Origin of freaky
1815-25; freak1 + -y1
Related forms
freakily, adverb
freakiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for freaky
  • To a western ear, this all sounds a bit freaky, but it seems to work.
  • It is freaky the first fifty or so times it happens, and then you get used to it.
  • freaky stuff to those of us who are totally grounded to reality.
  • It would rain when it wasn't supposed to, or we'd have freaky snow.
  • It's heartening to see something freaky become relatively popular.
  • They are actually a bit freaky physically, born with the kind of biomechanics that can take repeated pounding.
  • But this is a freaky year, and apparently anything goes.
  • So called straight people also seem to involve themselves in some freaky scenes.
  • They say it is too freaky and too big and it doesn't make sense.
  • You've heard about the freaky animals at ocean vents.
British Dictionary definitions for freaky


adjective freakier, freakiest
(slang) strange; unconventional; bizarre
another word for freakish
Derived Forms
freakily, adverb
freakiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for freaky

1824, from freak (n.) + -y (2). Psychedelic sense is from 1966.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for freaky



Having the qualities of a freak or a freak-out; far out: I think it would be freaky to have an affair with my barber/ There is nothing bohemian, or beat, or hippie, or freaky about them. They are straights, uptight (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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