On the show, I told Sharpton that many Republicans treat me like a freak, especially the extreme-right members of my party.
But what about those whose traumas were the result of a freak accident?
And in a culture as paranoid as ours, we freak out about them all the time.
Or will her freak factor outweigh her popularity, throwing awards to Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, or even the Black Eyed Peas?
The doctor replied, “We could, but most people kind of freak out when they feel the screw being screwed into their shoulder.”
He marvelled at the freak of fancy that seemed to thrust him forward upon his strange quest.
This animal of which I speak Is a most curious sort of freak.
The freak memory is not worth striving for, but a good working memory decidedly is.
But this freak of Thyme's was an actual try to be everybody's sister.
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.