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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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  • Still the subject was ridiculed by the newspapers and looked upon as freakish by the masses.

    History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • I got a picture of a nubile waif, too freakish to fit where she'd been raised.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The Scottish Brownie formed a class of being distinct in habit and disposition from the freakish and mischievous elves.

  • That is why we feel that Freak Dinners would not even be freakish.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • freakish chance had timed that interruption to halt him on the very brink of success.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
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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