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[free-kee] /ˈfri ki/
adjective, freakier, freakiest.
  1. frightening.
  2. weird; strange.
  3. of or relating to freak.
Origin of freaky
First recorded in 1815-25; freak1 + -y1
Related forms
freakily, adverb
freakiness, noun Unabridged
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  • She's a wide, dumpy-built old girl, and dressed sort of freaky.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • The rancher had been stripped of every vestige of clothing by the freaky lightning.

  • They'd been watching my subway use and wanted to know why it had been so freaky lately.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • It was also freaky -- it made me realize that the next day, I was going to go away.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • Those who dwell here the year round find most satisfaction when the summer guests have gone and they are alone with freaky nature.

    Their Pilgrimage Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for freaky


adjective freakier, freakiest
(slang) strange; unconventional; bizarre
another word for freakish
Derived Forms
freakily, adverb
freakiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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