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[free-kish] /ˈfri kɪʃ/
queer; odd; unusual; grotesque:
a freakish appearance.
whimsical; capricious:
freakish behavior.
Origin of freakish
First recorded in 1645-55; freak1 + -ish1
Related forms
freakishly, adverb
freakishness, noun
unfreakish, adjective
unfreakishly, adverb
unfreakishness, noun Unabridged
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  • That is why we feel that Freak Dinners would not even be freakish.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • His horse plunged, freakish from his long rest in the stable.

    The Man Who Wins Robert Herrick
  • But on the other side, de la Cloche was freakish and unsettled.

  • I got a picture of a nubile waif, too freakish to fit where she'd been raised.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I may have classed it as a freakish pedantry, the result of an unprecedented memory.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
British Dictionary definitions for freakish


of, related to, or characteristic of a freak; abnormal or unusual
unpredictable or changeable: freakish weather
Derived Forms
freakishly, adverb
freakishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for freakish

1650s, "capricious," from freak (n.) + -ish. Meaning "grotesque" is recorded from 1805. Related: Freakishly; freakishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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