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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Freak
To variegate; to checker; to streak.

Etymology: Akin to OE. frakin freken, freckle, Icel. freknur, pl., Sw. fräkne, Dan. fregne, Gr. perkno`s dark-colored, Skr. pṛçni variegated. Cf. Freckle Freck

noun Freak
  1. 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.]
  2. a rare and unpredictable event; as, the July snowstorm was a freak of nature.
  3. an habitual drug user, especially one who uses psychedelic drugs.
  4. an animal or person with a visible congenital abnormality; -- applied especially to those who appear in a circus sideshow.
    synonyms: Whim; caprice; folly; sport. See Whim.

Etymology: Prob. from OE. frek bold, AS. frec bold, greedly; akin to OHG. freh greedly, G. frech insolent, Icel. frekr greedy, Goth. faíhufriks avaricious

verb Freak
  1. to react with irrationality or extreme emotion; to lose one's composure; -- often used in the phrase freak out .
  2. to become irrational or to experience hallucinations under the influence of drugs; -- often used in the phrase freak out .
verb Freak
  1. to cause (a person) react with great distress or extreme emotion; -- often used in the phrase freak out .
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction ("a bodybuilding freak")
  2. A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
  3. Lose one's nerve ("When he saw the accident, he freaked out")

Borrowing from English freak.

  1. (of a person) freak

Notable Persons Named Freak

Freak Nasty is a hip hop music rapping, record producer, songwriter, and disc jockey. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Freak


Fun Facts about the name Freak

  • How unique is the name Freak? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Freak was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Freak born Oct 3, 2018

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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