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

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • She's a wide, dumpy-built old girl, and dressed sort of freaky.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Seems as if it's swellin' and widenin' out, like one of these freaky toy balloons you blow up.

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

  • On through the desert slogged the man and on trotted the freaky animal whose colour made him outcast even from his own kind.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
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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